Vermaelen proud to accept Arsenal captaincy
The Belgian has inherited the armband on a full-time basis following Robin van Persie's departure, and is delighted to be starting a new chapter in his career.
"I won't change the way I am, though. The boss makes you captain because of the way you are, so I won't change how I am in the dressing room or outside. I want to lead by example, and do as well as I can on the pitch.
"Maybe I am not much of a talker away from the pitch, but I want to lead the team through the way I play."