Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva has made it clear who he wants to see appointed the next Gunners captain. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has confirmed there will be a thorough process this summer to decide who will wear the armband going forward. Alexandre Lacazette has currently taken on the responsibility following the exit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January.
Lacazette’s future at Arsenal is in serious doubt though, with his contract expiring this summer.
Arteta has a leadership group which now includes just four players after Aubameyang’s exit.
Kieran Tierney, Granit Xhaka and Rob Holding are the other three alongside Lacazette.
And Invincible Gilberto believes Tierney would be the best man for the job.
In reply, Gilberto wrote: “We love to see your passion, future captain?”
Tierney has captained Arsenal on the odd occasion before, mostly when the other designated skippers have been substituted.
He donned the armband in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Brentford when Lacazette was replaced by Eddie Nketiah.
The incident caused a mini storm on social media after it appeared Xhaka had refused to take the armband off Nketiah.
Arteta says he will make his own decision of how the next skipper is picked at the end of the season.
“There will be a thorough process in the summer, when we have time, when we have no competitions,” the Spaniard said.
“We will do it the right way. The way I want to do it.”
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