It has not been confirmed officially by Arsenal Football Club yet, but it is being reported that Arsene Wenger has finally made the choice about who to replace the departed Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta as our club captain. According to The Sun and other football sites the armband has been offered to our giant German centre back Per Mertesacker.
It could end up being more than the four Arsenal players who went furthest in the Euro 2016 tournament that Arsene Wenger will have to do without when the Gunners kick off the next Premier League title challenge against Liverpool at the Emirates stadium on August 14th.
Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey will miss Wales semi-final match-up against Cristiano Ronaldo, after starring against Belgium tonight.
The Arsenal star picked up his third Man of the Match award for the current tournament, after helping his side to eliminate the Red Devils, who are ranked number 2 in the FIFA World Rankings.
The chances of the Euro 2016 dream going on for Wales and their Arsenal midfield star Aaron Ramsey took a big boost today, with the BBC reporting that the Tottenham and Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen picked up an injury in training and will miss the game and the rest of the tournament.
Aaron Ramsey is set to be promoted to captain of his Wales side for the upcoming quarter-final match against Belgium.
Ashley Williams started the competition wearing the armband for Wales, but looks likely to miss out on the crucial match with the Red Devils due to injury.
I have to think that Arsene Wenger was having a little bit of fun with the football media this week, as he spoke about some recent Arsenal transfer rumours. The Frenchman was being asked about the Jamie Vardy saga after the England international striker opted to stay at Leicester City and sign a contract extension with the current Premier League champions (that still sounds strange).
The European Championships restarts again today after two days off, with the first knock-our round set to begin at 3PM local time (2PM GMT).
Arsenal have a number of players still involved in the tournament, with a number holding reserved confidence in going deep into the competition.
Following a dramatic and exciting last day of group games at Euro 2016, we all have a few days without football before the serious business of the knockout stage begins, so I thought it might be worth a look back over the tournament so far, with a firm eye on how the various Arsenal players have done so far.