Aaron Ramsey says he would be honoured to be named as Arsenal captain

Arsenal man touted as departing Thomas Vermaelen's potential replacement as captain, and he says he would be honoured if given the armband.

Aaron Ramsey has revealed that he would relish the opportunity of being Arsenal captain.

The energetic central-midfielder emerged as one of the Gunner’s key players last season and he is expected to be one of their most pivotal performers again as they look to mount a title challenge this time around.

He could be honoured for his displays which led to him earning the player of the season award at the club with the captain’s armband, too.

Thomas Vermaelen, Arsenal’s current captain, is expected to complete a move to Barcelona in the near future and it means that the Gunner’s captaincy is up for grabs.

Ramsey has become a strong contender for the Belgian's replacement, given his starring role on the pitch. He has also led his country before and he says that if he was offered the chance to wear the armband at the Emirates he would be delighted to accept it.

“It was a great honour for me to captain Wales and to captain a club like Arsenal would be an amazing achievement,” he said. “Like the rest of the players here I wouldn’t turn down the chance [at becoming Arsenal captain]”.

If he was announced as Arsenal’s captain it would cap off a stunning year and a half for the 23-year-old.

There were previously fears that Ramsey may never live up to his potential after a series of injuries and indifferent performances.

However, he has become one of Arsene Wenger’s side’s stars now and looks set to be one of the best players in the Premier League this season.

At 23 he has time to develop further, too, and the hope is that he can be one of the men who the Gunners build their team around in future seasons.

Giving him the captain’s armband would be a representation of this and Ramsey would clearly be honoured if it was to happen.

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