Arsenal leader Aaron Ramsey talks up future captaincy claim

The versatile midfielder has admitted that he would like to be the club’s skipper in the future.

Aaron Ramsey has admitted that he would love to be Arsenal’s captain later in his career, as per ESPN.

The Wales international is a consistent member of Arsene Wenger’s first team when fit and available and has really come of age at the North London club following a move from Cardiff.

Ramsey was given the captain’s armband in a recent friendly fixture and has been in good form in pre-season for the Emirates Stadium outfit.

The midfielder has stated that he feels like a core member of the club’s squad and that he would like to wear the armband further down the line.

"I've made a load of appearances now, I definitely feel one of the leaders, but I feel this group of players all have their own leadership skills," he told ESPN.

"It was nice to be given the armband, even though it was just a preseason friendly, but it's something I would like to do one day, to be captain.

"It's a great honour and achievement to do that, I've had experience of doing it with my country, it would be nice to do that [for Arsenal] one day.”

It is a big season for Ramsey, who will hope first and foremost to stay fit for the entirety of the campaign.

The Welshman is an important member of the Arsenal squad, but has so often been unavailable due to debilitating knocks or a lack of fitness.

Ramsey is expected to play a part in the mouthwatering clash against Chelsea in the Community Shield this weekend and will be key to the Gunners’ chances of silverware this season.

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