Current skipper Per Mertesacker is set to hang up his boots and work for the club’s academy from the summer, and judging by his comments in a recent interview, it doesn’t look like the German World Cup winner will be playing for the Gunners again this season.
The 33-year-old has held the armband for several years now, but there are several high-profile candidates who could come into Arsene Wenger’s thinking – if the Frenchman is still in charge at the start of next season.
The likes of Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil and Petr Cech must all be in the running, but judging by the reaction on social media, Wales vice-captain Ramsey seems to be the fans’ favourite:
Aaron Ramsey is an Arsenal legend and should be made captain next season once Mertesacker retires, change my mind.
— stuttgart fan (@_maitlandniles) March 11, 2018
if our new manager doesn’t make Ramsey captain I’m gonna commit
— Josh 🇨🇦 (@XhakMeOff) March 13, 2018
Captain Ramsey 2018/2019 🤔 https://t.co/e4WGrG3suR
— Mel 💫✨ (@TheSimplyGooner) March 13, 2018
Aaron Ramsey to win the Leauge as captain of Arsenal Football club while Jack Wilshere is fighting relegation with Brighton Hove Albion pic.twitter.com/ltb4ubvMNj
— M (@RoleNine) March 12, 2018
— French Gooner 🇫🇷 (@SamGunners34) March 12, 2018
Ramsey captain 18/19 let’s fuckin go https://t.co/vqMyrxcmEu
— Black. 🇯🇲 (@PsychAndLondon) March 12, 2018
Just make ramsey captain already
— Seif👽 (@AFCSeif) March 12, 2018
Ramsey needs to be made captain!
— Bill Williams (@biglittlebilly5) March 10, 2018
It might be seen by some as a bold choice, but what do you think of Ramsey as a potential skipper?