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Wenger sees Wilshere as future skipper

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Manager Arsene Wenger is in no doubt Jack Wilshere has all the qualities to one day take over as Arsenal's captain.

With skipper Thomas Vermaelen set to sit out today's FA Cup fourth-round tie at Brighton with an ankle problem and his deputy Mikel Arteta sidelined by a calf injury, the 21-year-old England midfielder could well start with the armband at the Amex Community Stadium after being handed it by Vermaelen in the midweek Barclays Premier League win over West Ham.

"Jack will be captain of this club one day, first of all, because of the quality of the player. There is also his commitment and desire to win, his understanding of the game. Jack senses on the pitch what you have to do," Wenger said.

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Arsenal
Football
Thomas Vermaelen
Mikel Arteta
Premier League
Jack Wilshere
FA Cup
Brighton & Hove Albion

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