Roundup of Saturday’s biggest Arsenal news and gossip.
Wenger decides on new Arsenal captain
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly set to name Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta as the club’s new captain as Thomas Vermaelen nears a move away, according to the Daily Mail.
With Vermaelen closing in on a £15m move to Barcelona, the Gunners will need a new skipper to lead the side next season, and Arteta looks like edging Per Mertesacker for the armband.
The former Everton man has lead the side in Vermaelen’s absence in the past, and is one of the most experienced members of the squad at the Emirates Stadium.