Former Tottenham Hotspurs striker Darren Bent has tipped Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey to become the next captain of Arsenal.
The Arsenal captaincy role became vacant after Aubameyang was stripped off the role due to Disciplinary issues. Alexandre Lacazette has taken over the role until the end of the season. However, with Lacazette’s contract set to end in the summer, Arsenal will be in hunt for a new skipper.
“If Lacazette signs a new contract and stays, then he has to have the armband,” Bent said as quoted by HITC.
“Even if he doesn’t play as much. I think as club captain, he looks like a proper leader. The players look like they enjoy playing with Lacazette as well.
“[Martin] Odegaard, I like him. But is he the most vocal? I am not quite sure. That’s the problem with Arsenal.
“Then you start looking around the Arsenal dressing room. Thomas Partey, if he can stay fit, potentially. Ben White would be the one or Tierney. There would be a couple before Odegaard.”
Thomas Partey is gradually regaining the form that saw Arsenal pay €50m to secure his services from Atletico Madrid in October 2020.