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Jack Wilshere aims for Arsenal captaincy

[Wednesday, November 20, 2013 ]

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has expressed his desire to become captain of the club at some point in the future.

Jack Wilshere is one of the longest-serving players in the current Arsenal squad
Jack Wilshere is one of the longest-serving players in the current Arsenal squad

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The 21-year-old has established himself as an important player for the Gunners since becoming the club's youngest Premier League and Champions League player at the age of 16.

And being one of the longest serving players in the squad, Wilshere hopes one day he'll be seen as an adequate candidate for the role as captain.

He told the club's official website: "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.

"I want to do that (be a leader) for this club."

The England international has also hailed the leadership qualities among the club's playing squad.

Wilshere added: "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.

"Mikel (Arteta) came in, he was the captain at Everton and he's the vice-captain here and you can tell by the way he is off the pitch, even when he was injured he was in the dressing room and giving us support.

"I do feel a bit of responsibility but I have players around to help me."

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