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Arsene Wenger tips Aaron Ramsey to become Arsenal’s future captain.
Wenger admitted that ‘it’s all there’ when asked whether Rambo could become the Gunners’ captain in the future.
“Why not? It is all there,” the boss said ahead of Arsenal’s Monday night clash against West Brom. “He has maturity, has improved technically and is more conscious of the importance of his technical qualities. His game is clean. He has a huge physical power.
“The target for him will be to have 30 games.”
Rambo is 26 now and has spent nine years – almost a decade – at Arsenal. Therefore, the midfielder himself is probably asking whether he could become skipper one day.
However, the Wales international’s contract runs out in 2019 and seeing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain falling over himself (often literally) to sign for Liverpool this summer hit home for Arsenal fans. It made many realise that no matter how loyal you think a player is, they could still leave if they don’t see themselves progressing.
Like the Ox, Rambo has suffered with injuries throughout his Arsenal career. In fact, he’s been sidelined for a total of 625 days – 248 alone were spent recovering from his broken leg thanks to Ryan Shawcross.
Unlike the Ox, however, Rambo is a completely different level of player. At his best, he’s world class, and during the Chelsea last Sunday game the 26-year-old was unstoppable.
He’s also scored the FA Cup winner at Wembley TWICE and, when given the freedom, has the ability to turn a game on its head completely by himself.
Before the Ox left, Wenger spoke about wanting the midfielder to stay at Arsenal ‘for 10 years’. Now, it looks as if he was just saying it to get him to sign a new deal.
Rambo, however, could genuinely become an Arsenal legend.