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Ben White impressed throughout his debut season at Arsenal (Image: Getty Pictures) Paul Merson has...
Ben White impressed during his debut season at Arsenal
Ben White impressed throughout his debut season at Arsenal (Image: Getty Pictures)

Paul Merson has tipped Ben White to develop into Arsenal’s subsequent captain, claiming the defender ‘matches the invoice’.

Former Gunners striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the membership’s final skipper, however he was stripped of the captaincy following his newest disciplinary breach final December.

Alexandre Lacazette then took over for the rest of the 2021/22 marketing campaign, whereas Martin Odegaard wore the armband when Lacazette wasn’t within the crew.

Martin Odegaard wore the armband towards the end of the season
Martin Odegaard wore the armband in direction of the tip of the season (Image: Getty Pictures)

With Lacazette departing from the Emirates Stadium when his contract expires on the finish of June, Mikel Arteta might want to choose a brand new captain for subsequent season.

Arsenal legend Merson thinks that new skipper can be centre-back Ben White, who impressed in his debut season on the membership after a £50million transfer from Brighton.

‘Arsenal must choose a brand new captain subsequent season, and I believe it’ll most likely be Ben White,’ Merson advised Sportskeeda.

‘They want a participant who can lead on the pitch along with his performances, and White matches the invoice.’

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, nevertheless, believes Odegaard can ‘positively’ develop into the subsequent captain of the north London membership

‘He’s the way forward for this membership,’ ex-Gunners skipper Xhaka advised TV2 final month.

‘He’s already captain when Alexandre Lacazette doesn’t play. He may be very happy with himself.

‘You’ll be able to see how far he has are available his head, mentally. He’s very younger, solely 23, however in how he behaves and is on the sector, he seems to be like he’s 30. It seems to be like he has already performed 500 or 600 video games.

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‘He can positively develop into Arsenal captain. He has the DNA in him. He works as onerous daily as if he had been in a battle. He does numerous additional work. He’s humble. Everybody within the dressing room listens to him. Why not?’

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