Mikel Arteta named new Arsenal Captain

Arsene Wenger has appointed Mikel Arteta, 32, Arsenal’s new captain, he is to replace Thomas Vermaelen, who joined Barcelona for £15m, on Saturday.

When asked who would take over from Vermaelen as club captain, Wenger said: “One: Arteta and two: Mertesacker. Arteta will be captain and Mertesacker vice-captain.”

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