Could Lichtsteiner be Arsenal’s new captain?

There have been many many times over the last decade that Arsenal fans have complained that we have lacked any leadership on the pitch from real fighters, with Wenger famous for giving the captain’s armband to players based on age and seniority rather than any outstanding qualities, which has meant that many of our previous captains rarely even got on the pitch.

Hopefully Emery is going to change all that. He has brought in Sokratis who was the vice captain of Greece, and also Stephan Lichsteiner who is the captain of Switzerland. Ray Parlour is hopeful that the ex-Juventus defender could be the man to motivate the Gunners this season.

“Lichtsteiner is experienced, he’s a leader and he’s obviously played in great teams at Juventus,” Parlour said.

“He’s captained Switzerland as well so he’s probably a character they need at the moment.

“We’ve lacked a leader over the last two or three years so maybe he’s the one for the dressing room and to be important in that situation.

“Bellerin might learn off him as well as a right back so you can’t knock those sort of signings.

“He’s 34 years old but he looks after himself and he played 30 odd games for Juventus last season and they’re a top side so he can’t be that bad.”

He is certainly vastly experienced and a proven winner with seven Serie A titles in seven years. Could he be Arsenal’s new captain?



  1. gotanidea says:

    No, because he is new

    Arsenal’s new captain should be a player that has been playing for years at Arsenal and should inspire the others with his work ethic

    The player that fits into those criterias is Ramsey. He always works hard in the field and he is a British

    1. Durand says:

      I respectfully disagree. Ramsey is too undisciplined and abandons his midfield partner every time searching for goals. What message does that send?
      He’s longest serving from Wenger era, not good reason to be captain.

      Lichtsteiner is the type of captain we’ve desperately needed. Hard working, sets standard of play, and doesn’t tolerate passengers. Ramsey vice captain is ok, but he’s not a leader.

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  2. Nayr says:

    Ramsey is the new arsenal captain 2018/2019 until koscienly comes back.


    1. Phil says:

      If Emery can coach the defence to dramatically improve on the last few seasons then there is every chance Kos will not have a First Team place.We hope this is what happens as it will prove the defence doesn’t need him as a player AND a Captain

    2. An Arsenal fan from Thailand says:

      I agree !!!!!

    3. RSH says:

      doubt he’ll give the captaincy to Kos. He’s going to be out for majority of this season. If Emery wants to create leaders then he’ll need to give it to somebody who is actually there.

    4. Jeremy says:

      Pardon my honesty.

      Kos? He may even be shipped out in the summer.

      Sorry but his captaincy coincided with our worst season. Honestly speaking, he doesn’t inspire at all.

  3. yes Ramsey hi is a heart work in arsenal is more better to give he club captain because hi is a pantastic player and old player in the club

  4. Uche Edochie says:

    I hope so. That will change the dynamic but hopefully for the better. The dude is no nonsense, very experienced, accelerates well, defends well and keeps the ball very well too. And his movement is intelligent. So why not?

    1. Durand says:

      Keeps the ball well too? Since when?

      Santi kept ball well and built up play. Ramsey heel flicks and bombs forward.

      Intelligent movement for striker or false 9 maybe, or as a 10.

  5. GB says:

    No Lichsteiner won’t be Captain because he willl not be a regular starter, unless Emery is going to use him in a position other than at right back. Bellerin is well regarded by Emery and will still be our regular RB.

  6. Sean says:

    It’s an awkward one as Ramsey is the really only long serving player at the club end has all the qualities to be a captain though his bombing forward at every chance & failed flicks have to stop. Work harder & smarter defensively then by all means Aaron should be next captain along with his new bumper deal for 6years. Unai could get the best out of him. Who else is there bar Koss who’s out & may not get his place back by the time he does return,he most defo won’t be the same player. Age was already catching up to him before this big achilles injury. Cech also but again he is finished in the starting 11.

    Bellerin then Ozil are the two longest serving left, I’d say Nacho but this will be his last season at Arsenal unless that’s the way Emery wants to have it on his last year with the club. Kolasnic will push him out of LB in the very near future.

    I had always thought Jack would be the next captain but we know he was the only true goober left in the squad.

  7. okiror says:

    am excited checking the training updates all the time seems its intense i even see Bellerin and Mustafi fallalling down as if they are not used

  8. JW says:

    watching some of the video of the training sessions in progress. Encouraging to see some of the young players. Young Jeff Reine Adelaide seems to be fully recovered from injury. Hope to see some of the youngsters get time with first team.

  9. Break-on-through says:

    If Chambers can become good enough on the field, my wish would be to groom CC to be the future captain of Arsenal. A big if, but he gets my vote.

  10. ruelando says:

    I actually think Chambers could be a future Arsenal captain, but at present it seems Ramsay is the choice of the board, but not looking at years of service but looking at leadership i think it should be Liechstiener

  11. ger burke says:

    as long as it is not ozil i dont mind who gets the armband.

  12. Jeremy says:

    Yes please. We need hardest man for captain armband. Looking at the current crop, he has the most tick.

    Anyway, the team are mostly new.

  13. Ozziegunner says:

    Ramsey better sign the Arsenal contract on offer or he will be sold.

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