It’s been just over a week since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s disciplinary issue that saw him miss the north London derby, and questions are still continuing to be raised about the striker.
The Gabon international was late for the north London derby, and it’s clear that Mikel Arteta didn’t take too kindly to his captain’s lack of punctuality, dropping him from the starting XI for his lateness.
Understandably, this has led to a number of questions about whether or not he’ll keep the captain’s armband, and while Arsenal haven’t hesitated to strip players of the captaincy in recent years, it seems as though the striker will be spared that fate.
However, one day, the time will come when Arsenal do need a new captain, and in our view, there’s one man already at the club who is perfectly suited to the job.
Indeed, we’re talking about Kieran Tierney.
Tierney has already shown how much of a leader he is on the pitch. Even during the north London derby that Aubameyang missed, he was ordering his teammates around, shouting at Thomas Partey to stay focused, despite the fact Partey is a £40m midfielder who is four years older than the Scot.
The left-back has already been christened by the fans and Ian Wright as a future captain of Arsenal, and it’s not hard to see why.
He seems like a great character to have in the dressing room, he’s a consummate professional and he players with a level of passion and determination that you want to see from a skipper.
Factor in that he’s also one of the most talented left-backs in the Premier League and you have a player who can also lead by example.
Aubameyang may not be losing the armband just yet at Arsenal, but the day will come when the striker is no longer Arsenal’s skipper and when it is time to pass the torch, Tierney should be the man bestowed with this honour by the manager.