England stars Aaron Ramsdale, Bukayo Saka and Ben White tipped for Arsenal captaincy after Aubameyang axe

ENGLAND trio Aaron Ramsdale, Bukayo Saka and Ben White have been tipped to take over the Arsenal captaincy from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The club announced on Tuesday that Aubameyang would no longer be the club's captain after a disciplinary breach.

Aubameyang was dropped by Mikel Arteta for Saturday's 3-0 win over Southampton after arriving back late from an authorised trip to France.

Arsenal confirmed: "Following his latest disciplinary breach last week, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will no longer be our club captain, and will not be considered for selection for Wednesday's match against West Ham United.

"We expect all our players, particularly our captain, to work to the rules and standards we have all set and agreed.

"We are fully focused on tomorrow’s match."

Alexandre Lacazette – whose contract expires next summer – wore the captain's armband last weekend against the Saints, but Darren Bent thinks Ramsdale should be Arsenal's long-term captain.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Bent said: "I'd probably say Ramsdale.



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"If Tierney could guarantee that he's going to play every single week, then yeah, but other than him it's got to be Ramsdale as he's the only player who's going to play every single week."

However, former Gunners left-back Nigel Winterburn has tipped White or Saka for the captaincy.

He told the Metro: "I would think that at this moment in time [Kieran] Tierney would be put forward, Gabriel could be put forward, Ben White and I've heard the mention of [Aaron] Ramsdale.

"Another I would throw into the hat would be [Bukayo] Saka because he's been the one standout player in this period of time when Arsenal have been trying to progress and close the gap on the top four.

"He's been the stand out player, so I think what it will ultimately come down to is Mikel Arteta wanting someone that is vocal and leads by example by on and off the pitch."

Arsenal fans are leaning towards tough man Kieran Tierney, according to a poll conducted on @Gunnerstown.

The Scot has infectious enthusiasm and energy that is unmatched at the club.

Tierney also has experience captaining a club, wearing the armband at Celtic.

And in David Seagar's opinion, Gabriel or Martin Odegaard should be Tierney's back-up.

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