Per Mertesacker Officially Named Arsenal Captain…And Fans Are Furious

Per Mertesacker Officially Named Arsenal Captain…And Fans Are Furious

Per Mertesacker has officially been named as Arsenal‘s new captain…but the club’s supporters are far from happy with the decision.

The Gunners were looking for a new club captain following the departure of Mikel Arteta in the summer, and Arsene Wenger has now plumped for his World Cup-winning centre-back.

But the fact that Mertesacker is out injured for the next couple of months hasn’t gone down well, nor has the fact that, well, Mertesacker isn’t exactly the most popular player in Arsenal’s history, is he?

In the not too distant past the likes of Tony Adams, Patrick Vieria, Thierry Henry and Cesc Fabregas have all worn the armband for Wenger during his 20 years in north London.

But it looks like Mertesacker isn’t quite in that echelon of club legends in the eyes of a lot of supporters:

Not quite a ringing endorsement, eh?

But is he really that bad a choice? Who else would take the armband?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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