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Mikel Arteta given advice on who should be next Arsenal FC captain.

Mikel Arteta is on the lookout for a new Gunners captain after stripping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the job.

Arteta is looking for Aubameyang's successor as captain. (BBC Motd Screen Shot)
Arteta is looking for Aubameyang's successor as captain. (BBC Motd Screen Shot)

Ex-Gunner reckons getting a younger striker might help Arsenal FC so Arteta can continue his work for years to come.

Mikel Arteta has been advised by ex-Arsenal player Emmanuel Frimpong to make left back Kieran Tierney the next Gunners captain.

Arteta and the Arsenal board decided to strip Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the armband earlier this week, after reportedly arriving back late from France.

Aubameyang was also banished from featuring in the Gunners’ Premier League clash against West Ham on Wednesday night and he will not be available for selection in their away match against Leeds United on Saturday.

Reports suggest that Granit Xhaka, who was removed from the role under Unai Emery, Alexander Lacazette and Ben White are favourites to take the armband permanently, but Frimpong, who once plied his trade at the Emirates is convinced Scottish lad Tierney has all the attributes to be a leader in the dressing room.

"I also really like Ben White. I think Ben White can become a future captain for Arsenal, Frimpong said.

"Most likely it’s going to be Xhaka again which I’m not sure about as we've been there, done that. We need someone fresh. I would personally give it to Tierney for now.

"I feel like in any profession there must be a professional attitude.

"And we all know Aubameyang has had one or two problems with coming late so I feel it was the right call.

"He’s the captain and there has to be an example so the younger players in the squad can follow."

When quizzed about his thoughts on reports claiming Aubameyang could be sold in January, Frimpong replied: "I think it would be good for Arsenal to cash in.

"Look at his age, he's getting older, and we need a new striker that we can have for the next five years.

"He’s a great player but this is the best time to cash in. It will be difficult though, as he's on very good wages. It's not going to be easy to get him out."

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