Ex-Liverpool star Collymore: Wilshere perfect Arsenal captain

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has backed the push for Jack Wilshere to be named Arsenal captain.

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has backed the push for Jack Wilshere to be named Arsenal captain.

Collymore wrote in the People: "Arsene Wenger will be doing himself a massive favour if he hands the ­captain’s armband to Jack Wilshere next ­season.

"Some players are born to be captains. Arsenal have had Tony Adams in the past and I remember Gareth Southgate being the same way in my own career.

"It is understood Wenger is having a rethink over his own skipper next year, with Thomas Vermaelen suffering a poor season along with the rest of Arsenal’s back four.

"And a decision to make Wilshere captain so early in his career is one I do not think he would regret.

"Even at the age of 21, I believe he can handle the pressure and responsibility. I think he wants to be the leader of this Emirates team."

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