5 most likely Arsenal captain candidates after Mertesacker

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If you’re not a fan of Arsenal, it may┬áprove difficult to immediately distinguish who their official captain is right now.

Having boasted the likes of Tony Adams and Patrick Vieira as iconic captains in the past, Arsene Wenger’s number one captain at Emirates Stadium right now is actually Per Mertesacker.

As we all know, the German international is yet to play a minute of Premier League football so far this season after getting injured in pre-season and therefore, Laurent Koscielny has been standing in, in his absence.

But with Mertesacker now 31-years-old and Arsenal having brought in potential successors in both Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi this summer, we wonder how much longer the German will actually be in North London.

Mikel Arteta has actually been the Arsenal captain for the past few seasons but hardly played due to continued injury troubles.

For us, the role of Arsenal captain has been something passed around way too easily in recent years and with the future in mind, This Is Futbol have today listed the five most likely future Gunners captains under Arsene Wenger – if he chooses to remain beyond 2016/17 of course.

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