Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey tipped to become next Arsenal captain after Aubameyang exit

Published on: 23 February 2022

Former England and Tottenham striker Darren Bent has tipped Thomas Partey to become the next Arsenal captain after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's exit to Barcelona in the winter transfer window.

"If Lacazette signs a new contract and stays, then he has to have the armband," Bent said as quoted by HITC.

"Even if he doesn’t play as much. I think as club captain, he looks like a proper leader. The players look like they enjoy playing with Lacazette as well.

"[Martin] Odegaard, I like him. But is he the most vocal? I am not quite sure. That’s the problem with Arsenal.

"Then you start looking around the Arsenal dressing room. Thomas Partey, if he can stay fit, potentially. Ben White would be the one or Tierney. There would be a couple before Odegaard."