Mikel Arteta is in line for the Arsenal captaincy.
The Daily Mail says Arsene Wenger is set to hand Arteta the Arsenalclub captaincy following the decision to sell Thomas Vermaelen.
The Gunners boss, whose side have been handed a tricky Champions League group stage play-off against Besiktas and their former Chelseastriker Demba Ba, needs a new skipper after allowing Vermaelen to leave for Barcelona.
Arteta, currently vice-captain, is the leading candidate. Per Mertesackeralso features highly in Wenger’s thoughts but it is understood the German will be promoted to vice-captain.
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