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Wenger Names Van Persie Captain With Vermaelen Vice-captain

Arsene Wenger has named Robin van Persie as the club’s new captain following Cesc Fabregas’ move to Barcelona.

Arsene Wenger has named Robin van Persie as the club’s new captain following Cesc Fabregas’ move to Barcelona.

The Dutch master will take over from Fabregas who finally completed his move back to hometown Barcelona. RVP was the natural successor to the Spaniard and will see Thomas Vermaelen promoted to vice-captain.

“Robin van Persie will be captain this season,” Wenger told the club’s official matchday programme.

“He is a leader through the way he plays, through his attitude and through his desire to win.”

“He’s been at the club a long time and he’s a technical leader as well. Thomas Vermaelen will assist him, it’s the decision I have made and I’m confident the group will respond to it.”

Van Persie is ready for the responsibility that comes with the capacity.

“As captain you are an ambassador for the club and I’m ready for that,” Van Persie told the official matchday programme.

“I’ve been in the game now for more than ten years, so I know how this world works.

“When I was 18 I didn’t have a clue! Every day I was always surprised by something, when I went to training or when I had a game, every day was just one big surprise for me. How people reacted after the game – the fans, players, media – it was all a surprise to me, I was just thinking about playing football.

“But now I know how things work and I understand that certain actions have consequences. I know that quite well, I feel experienced, so I feel ready for this. I know that every single player represents their club anyway, everywhere you are, 24/7. I’ve been dealing with it for a few years now, so I know what my part is.”

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  1. Jj

    August 17, 2011 at 1:55 am

    It could only be RVP he is the best choice by a mile! I pray he stays fit!!!

  2. random hero

    August 17, 2011 at 3:55 am

    the best news i’ve heard in months.
    hopefully arsene still has some wow factor in him to settle the fans down.
    OUT: Fab, Nasri (soon), Bendtner(soon), Clichy, Denilson, Eboue, JET, Vela etc.
    IN: Gervihno, Chamberlain and Jenkinson
    need to fill up that team roster quick.
    we lose to both liverpool and united in two weeks and we may as well get set for europa league next season.

  3. Isihaq

    August 17, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Arsenal needs a good player at list 3 player should add to the trem,will fans need trophy this season

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