Vermaelen Should Be Arsenal Captain
Whether Cesc stays or go, Wenger needs to re-examine as to who his captain should be next season.
The appointment of Cesc as with henry was on the basis that they were best players, so in trying to keep them longer they were given the captain’s armband. Much in the way that the best player in the playground is made captain so was Cesc.
Cesc is the talisman of the team, the fulcrum of all our moves, but is he really captain material? Does he inspire and drive his team-mates forward? When the going gets tough does he organise the team or does he merely let things take their natural course of events?
The man Wenger needs to appoint as captain is not van Persie or Nasri, both of whom have deputised for Cesc, but Vermaelen.
Vermaelen plays in the heart of the defence, he sees what is happening, he can organise the defenders and midfielders. When he plays he is constantly talking, communicating and leads by example. He never shirks a challenge, he throws himself in front of shots, and he is a good footballer.
Arsenal need a captain who would scream at the players if things are not going well, the captain needs to cajole players and inspire them. Vermaelen is the answer and Wenger needs to open his eye and appoint him captain.