Is Aaron Ramsey the right man to captain Arsenal?
"While there are certainly some among the Arsenal fanbase who might have their doubts about Ramsey becoming the figurehead of the side. He’s certainly not a vocal player either on or off the pitch. However, like Vieira before him, he is a player who can lead by example. It’s forgotten amid the folklore surrounding the Frenchman now, but he was not given to oration on the field. Vieira and Ramsey share the trait of inspiration through exertion: their lung-bursting performances have been the beating heart of some of the best Arsenal displays."
"With the departure of Jack Wilshere, Ramsey is now the player with the longest association for the first team. This summer, he has been with the club for a full decade."
"What’s more, it sounds as if he is the player likely to be most emblematic of Emery’s new style. The Spanish coach has emphasized the importance of work and pressing, and no player embodies that more than the tireless Ramsey."
"Ramsey’s Arsenal story is already a hugely romantic one. Having turned down Manchester United to join the club, he fought his way back from a career-threatening injury to score two separate FA Cup Finals winners. He might not be the most loquacious individual, but it’s fairytale stuff. If he can be persuaded to sign a new deal, assuming the role of captain would be a fitting next chapter."