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Arsenal fans mixed reaction to Wengers choice of new captain [Tweets]
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Mertesacker new Arsenal Captain

Arsene Wenger has named Per Mertesacker as his new captain ahead of the new season.

Following the departure of long-standing captain Mikel Arteta in the summer, the Gunners were left bereft of an official captain, and Wenger has now chosen German defender Mertesacker as his new skipper.

Just why it took him so long to make the decision is unclear, but it probably doesn’t bode well, and possibly confirms the common perception that Arsenal lack leaders.

Fans happy, overall

For all his shortcomings, Mertesacker is a good leader on and off the pitch, and the fans are overall happy with the choice, although there are some reservations as to how much he’ll actually play if Mustafi comes in, and some would have preferred Cazorla.






Arsenal fans mixed reaction to Wengers choice of new captain [Tweets]

In victory or defeat, Mertesacker always fronts up and faces the media, and never shirks a difficult question.

He once gave a famous interview for Germany which gained legendary status, telling off a reporter who was critical of Germany’s World Cup last 16 win over Algeria in 2014.

There is just one problem though: he’s currently injured, meaning Arsenal start the season without their new captain.




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