Pundit warns Arsenal not to make this player their next captain

Former Premier League star, Danny Mills doesn’t think it is a good idea to make Aaron Ramsdale the next Arsenal captain.

The Gunners need another player to wear the armband permanently after taking it off Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

There are several qualities every captain needs to have, and Ramsdale has some of them.

The Englishman has been very impressive since he moved to the Emirates and has shown great leadership and organisational skills at the back.

These can make him a suitable candidate for the captain’s armband, but Mills doesn’t like the idea of a goalkeeper wearing the armband as is the case at Tottenham with Hugo Lloris.

He tells Football Insider: “Captains aren’t what they used to be.

“They don’t have the same influence as in days gone by, so I don’t think it’s a massive issue.

“It’s not a big problem for the manager, every player will know their role and there’s so many staff in this day and age doing different roles.

“I don’t think it should be a goalkeeper – especially a young goalkeeper in Ramsdale. He’s fairly new to the squad, as well.

“They train in their own groups, as well, and often times they can be in their own bubble.

“I’m not sure he quite understands the club yet or knows the players well enough. He’s too inexperienced in that regard.”

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Ramsdale has shown incredible form in most matches this campaign and the former Sheffield United man is still very young.

He could spend the next decade at the Emirates, but Mills is right. It is too early for him to be made captain.

He might become the Gunners’ skipper in the future, but a better choice is always an outfield player who can easily bark out instructions to his teammates.

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  1. There is no perfect captain right now. There is young leaders here for not that long. Tierney is injury prone, would be a burden i guess to put that on Saka except if he wants that. Might go to gabriel or Odegaard as the latter is norway captain and an Arteta favourite.

  2. Quite and simple the captain should be given to xhaka then lakazate then magalhaes then then patey then Smith rowe since holding and elneny both are not in the stating eleven.

  3. everyone is just saying things anyhow and forget the fact that lacazette is the right person for the arm barn!
    how on earth when you see someone like, lacazette, partey, i would have mention xhaka but he have been stripped out due to his behavior in the past!
    LACAZETTE deserve it

  4. There is a degree of truth in Ad MARTINS VIEW as of right now.
    But I do not agree that a keeper should NEVER be a captain, even though Martins point on keepers training separately from the outfield players,even though only SOMETIMES, holds water.
    I firmly believe that now that Auba has rightly been demoted, we have a number of captain candidates who would do well. My own preference would be for Tierney!

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