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Jack Wilshere wants Arsenal skipper role

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The future of Arsenal is looking very promising as finally the young players that Wenger has dubbed as potential stars is finally playing the way he said they would. 

Aaron Ramsey is one of the best players in the world at the moment, Jack Wilshere is becoming more and more experienced and is one of the main leaders of the Gunners' side, and Theo Walcott is finally at his full potential, but there still might be more to come. 

One man who has been speaking to the club's official website this week is Wilshere and he has spoken about how he wants to be the club's skipper in the next few years.

Many fans dubbed him as a potential captain for this season, last season but out of favour centre-back, Thomas Vermaelen kept his armband.

However, since Vermaelen hasn't played regular football this season, the captaincy has mainly gone to Mikel Arteta, Per Mertesacker or Bacary Sagna.

Wilshere was meant to be captain for the Gunners' FA Cup tie last season against Brighton but at the last minute the role was handed to Mertesacker. 

Wilshere has been thought to be the next England and Arsenal captain in the next few years. This is obviously yet to happen but Wilshere has spoken about his desire to be captain for club and country in the future.

He told Arsenal's official website: "I want to do that [be a leader] for this club". He went on to say: "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." 

He concluded with: "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." 

Wilshere has a point, he is one of the team's most experienced Arsenal players, alongside Walcott, Gibbs and Szczesny (all Arsenal youth prodigies).

So the chances of him becoming the Arsenal skipper in the future is very likely. Last season, he was one of the club's main leaders, through thick and thin and he's only 21 years old. He already has over 100 appearances for the club and this was stunted by his ankle injury which kept him for the whole 2011-12 season. 

He came back into the Arsenal squad from injury in October 2012 and straight away he made an immediate impact winning the man of the match award! 

Unfortunately, clubs in the EPL that play against Wilshere have a strategy where you just go out and injure him to make sure he is not a threat anymore. These cheap shots on him have made him more vulnerable to picking up little niggles of injuries which is now affecting his performances on the pitch as he could be playing a lot better than he already is but the injuries are effecting him. 

But him being skipper by 2016 is a big shout, but also a realistic shout and England skipper he can definitely achieve. 

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