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Vermaelen happy to hang onto Arsenal captaincy

Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen insists the captaincy is no unwelcome weight on his shoulders.

Vermaelen is happy for the team-mates who have filled in as ­captain in his absence.

He said: "I'm proud to be captain and still so happy to be playing for this club.

"A great captain is ­somebody who wants to be a leader, not just on the pitch but off it as well.

"A great captain wants to set a good example to all their team-mates and help them in difficult times both ­professionally and personally."

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