Vermaelen to take Arsenal captaincy

Thomas Vermaelen appears set to be named Arsenal captain. Vermaelen has been confirmed as stand-in skipper for their tour of the Far East with Robin van Persie left at home.

Thomas Vermaelen appears set to be named Arsenal captain.

Vermaelen has been confirmed as stand-in skipper for their tour of the Far East with Robin van Persie left at home.

A permanent switch of ­skipper seems inevitable.

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