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Jack Wilshere eyes Arsenal captaincy

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Arsenal and England star Jack Wilshere has expressed his desire to one day become the captain of Arsene Wenger's side. 

The Gunners are enjoying a fine start to the Premier League season, having secured top spot after 11 games, with Wilshere scoring twice - including October's Goal of the Month for his strike against Norwich City following some mesmerising build-up play.

The 21-year-old has suffered with a succession of injuries throughout his early career, though, and has so far failed to land a regular starting berth at the Emirates during the early stages of this campaign. 

However, being one of the longest serving players in the camp, he hopes one day he'll be seen as an adequate candidate for the role as skipper. 

He told Arsenal's official website: "I want to be a leader for this club. 

"I do feel a bit of responsibility but I have players around to help me. Mikel Arteta came in, he was captain at Everton and he's vice-captain here, and you can tell by the way he is off the pitch.

"Even when he was injured, he was in the dressing room giving the lads support."

Wilshere has suffered a loss of form of late, and is not yet progressing into the talent that saw him tipped as England's brightest young star. 

He has been outshone by Arsenal's Welsh star Aaron Ramsey this term, who has netted 11 goals already. 

But the dad of two hopes to emulate Thomas Vermaelen and captain the club he's grown up at. 

"From the team I first broke into, a lot of them have gone so I'm one of the few who's been around," Wilshere added. "There's Bacary Sagna as well but I'm one of the only midfielders who has been around for a while.

"I've grown up at this club, and captained the under-16 team and the under-18 side, and last season as well I got the armband for 20 minutes or so which was a nice feeling."

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