Mikel Arteta has no plans to change the Arsenal captaincy but admits he might do so in the future.
To be honest, unless something miraculous happens, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is off to another a club the first chance he gets, so Arteta is going to have to pick a new captain at some point anyway, but it seems like it’s something that might be on his mind.
And it should be.
While Aubameyang is a great player, he is not captain material and it should have went to Hector Bellerin.
Still, asked about the situation ahead of the game against Bournemouth, Arteta said, “I don’t want to change everything drastically in two days.
“I want to see what is going around, and in the right moment I will make the decisions for the benefit of the team and the club.
“I don’t think it is the right time, with the amount of games coming up and the amount of things that have to be done, to change too many things.”
Arteta also explained that he believes Manchester City’s way is the right way to play but cautioned fans it will take time to implement at Arsenal. I’m not sure there are any fans unaware of that.
“That’s what I believe is the best way to play,” Arteta said.
“But the context right now, here, is not Manchester City. I can’t demand the players to do things because I will expose them and that is the last thing I want to do. But slowly slowly slowly, hopefully we will get to where I want.”