He’s won everything in European football and he’s guaranteed to play every Arsenal game, so could Petr Čech become the next captain of the club?
The 33-year-old hasn’t even been in north London for a year since a summer move from Chelsea, where he spent a decade and is a club legend, but Čech may just be skippering the Gunners come next season.
Current captain Mikel Arteta has barely featured all campaign, while the place of vice-captain Per Mertesacker is under threat. The German defender has led out the side in the majority of matches this season, but with his place in the side no longer guaranteed would Arsène Wenger overlook him and hand the armband elsewhere?
If so, Čech is probably the number one candidate. An experienced player well versed in winning at the highest level, Čech recently spoke about how he communicates in three different languages with his back four.
An incredibly intelligent man and a good communicator, he seems perfect for Wenger. You can tell Čech adds a calmness to the side and is certainly a leader in the way he performs, but the Arsenal boss has never had a goalkeeper regularly captaining the side. That is because of the players he’s had at his disposal in the past, yes, but would he like the team’s on field leader to be in goal?
Per Mertesacker is the other real option, and currently wears the armband. The German also has huge experience and the total respect of the other players. Who would you choose?