England international Jack Wilshere has revealed his desire to become Arsenal's captain at some point in his career.

The 21-year-old, netting twice this season, has contributed immensely to the Gunner's successful start in the Premier League - Arsenal are currently sitting top of the Premier League, two points clear of second place Liverpool.

And believing they have a great number of strong characters currently, Wilshere leaves his desires to the future.

"I want to do that [be a leader] for this club," he told the club's official website.

"I do feel a bit of responsibility but I have players around to help me.

"Mikel [Arteta] came in, he was the captain at Everton and he's the 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 and giving us support.

"From the team that I first broke into, a lot of them have gone so I'm one of the few who's been around. 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 I have captained the club at under-16 level, under-18 level and last season as well I got the armband for 20 minutes or so [against West Ham in January] which was a nice feeling."

With the return from the international break, Arsenal will face Southampton in the Premier League clash this weekend.

Hopefully, Jack Wilshere may feature in the starting line up, or may be, come in as a super substitute.

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