Holding can be future Arsenal captain – Wilshere

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Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes Rob Holding has the potential to be the Gunners' next captain.

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes Rob Holding has the potential to be the Gunners’ next captain.

With current skipper Laurent Koscielny eager to secure a summer exit, manager Unai Emery looks like he will have to appoint a new captain ahead of the 2019-20 Premier League season.

Neither Aaron Ramsey nor Petr Cech are at the club anymore, while German midfielder Mesut Ozil continues to divide opinion and may be overlooked for a role that brings huge responsibility.

Englishman Wilshere, who left the Emirates last summer to join West Ham United on a free, has now backed compatriot Holding to be handed the armband in the future.

He told football.

london: ‘Arsenal will have Rob Holding coming back and Hector [Bellerin].

They did their cruciate – and sometimes when you do your cruciate you actually come back stronger – because you have to work on your strength and quads which actually strengthen you more.

‘Rob Holding was playing so well before he got injured and will be a great addition to their defence once he’s fit again.

I really think he could be a potential Arsenal captain of the future.’

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