Wilshere eyes off Arsenal captaincy

Jack Wilshere admits he has his eyes on the Arsenal captaincy.

Jack Wilshere admits he has his eyes on the Arsenal captaincy.

With current skipper Thomas Vermaelen unable to find a spot in the starting line-up, Mikel Arteta has assumed that that responsibility but it is one Wilshere hopes he is soon ready to acquire given he has been a Gunner since the age of nine.

“I've grown up at this club and I have captained the club at under-16 level, under-18 level and last season as well I got the armband for 20 minutes or so [against West Ham in January] which was a nice feeling. I want to do that [be a leader] for this club,” said Wilshere.

“From the team that I first broke into a lot of them have gone so I'm one of the few who's been around, there's Bac [Sagna] as well but I'm one of the only midfielders who has been around for a while.

“Mikel [Arteta] came in, he was the captain at Everton and he's the vice-captain here and you can tell by the way he is off the pitch, even when he was injured he was in the dressing room and giving us support. I do feel a bit of responsibility but I have players around to help me.”

 
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