So earlier this week Arsenal’s director of communications, Mark Gonella revealed some images of the new Arsenal tunnel. What he might not have realised is it could be giving a hint as to who is the next Arsenal captain.
It’s fair to say that it isn’t the most professional design, and some Arsenal fans have let him know just that. Here’s the tweet, with the picture.
New tunnel images to greet the teams 1 pic.twitter.com/3BY29OSk2J
— Mark Gonnella (@MarkG_Arsenal) November 1, 2014
If you look at where Jack Wilshere is standing, it’s in the captains position. In front of the goalkeeper, Wilshere is positioned in the place where you’d expect our actual captain, Mikel Arteta to be. Is this a sign that the Gunners expect Wilshere to be the next Arsenal captain? Maybe.
Would he be a good captain? He’s certainly found his better form this season, but once again injuries have halted his progress. At 22, Wilshere would be one of the youngest players to captain the club. He has the potential to be a club legend and becoming captain at such a young age could help or hinder that potential.
He clearly has the passion to be an Arsenal captain, he’s one of the few players who always show fight – no matter the opposition. He’s matured and is willing to take advice from fellow professionals on how to further improve.
With captain Mikel Arteta out of contract at the end of the season and vice-captain Per Mertesacker showing signs of ageing, Arsenal might need a new, fresh long-term captain. I’d like to see a player come in and be the captain for at least five years. Wilshere could be at the heart of this new-look Arsenal squad and help take us to the next level. Perhaps giving him the captaincy would help him find his best form.
What do you think? Should Jack Wilshere be our next captain? Comment below.