Manager Reveals This Arsenal Will Play A Vital Role At The Emirates Stadium

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Aaron Ramsey has received the backing of Wales manager Chris Coleman to become the next captain of Arsenal.

With Per Mertesacker due to retire at the end of the current season, Arsene Wenger revealed last week that the Welsh midfielder could potentially take on the armband.

Although Ramsey is behind the likes of Laurent Kosicelny, Petr Cech and Mertesacker at present, many believe he has all the qualities needed to take on the role.

Having previously captained his country, Coleman took the armband off the 26-year-old as he felt Gary Speed’s death had affected him.

“I tried to take the pressure off him because a lot of things had changed,” said Coleman.

“So I went to Arsenal’s training ground to talk to him and he was brilliant.

“He could have spat his dummy out because he is a great player for us, but he was absolutely fantastic.

“He accepted it and I’m not surprised by Arsene’s comments about him being a future Arsenal captain.”

As well as possibly becoming captain at Arsenal, Ramsey could also be in line to take on the armband once again for his national side.

“Whether I am a manager or not I see him as the Wales captain again in the future,” added Coleman.

“I told him that when I took the captaincy off him because he’s got that about him.

“Mind you, he’s in good company with Gareth Bale and Chris Gunter with his experience.

“He’s not had an easy ride at Arsenal, he’s had a lot of criticism and it’s the same with Gareth [Bale] at [Real] Madrid

“Aaron has come out with his sleeves rolled up and thought ‘I am going to show those who doubt me.’ He keeps on doing that again and again.”

 

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