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Merson urges Arsenal to make Tierney captain

Arsenal title Paul Merson has called for a change of captaincy.

Merson has claimed that Kieran Tierney should replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Arsenal's captain, praising the Scotland international for the partnership he is developing with Bukayo Saka on the left.

"I would give it to Tierney as he'd run through a brick wall for you," he said. "He's the one player I look at who gives everything, and I'd give him the captaincy.

"There's a way of showing how much you care, and the relationship he is building with Bukayo Saka down the left looks decent. Arsenal need that all around the pitch, and at the moment they're in a relegation battle.

"For me, I don't see them doing what Burnley are capable of, rolling their sleeves up. Arsenal are searching for the perfect win but they need to start grinding out results."

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