With Aaron Ramsdale playing in the incorrect position, Charlie Nicholas does not believe there is a "standout option" to become Arsenal captain.
Following Sheffield United's relegation to the Championship, Ramsdale joined Arsenal in the summer transfer window.
During the first half of the season, he made a strong impression, making multiple crucial saves and establishing himself as a fan favourite both on and off the field.
Arsenal icon Nicholas, on the other hand, does not want the Gunners' captain to play from goalkeeping position
According to Nicholas: “Aaron Ramsdale shouldn’t be Arsenal’s captain because he’s a goalkeeper. His character has been absolutely spot on and it’s been a real treat.
“He arrived with a lot of doubters because of his price tag but he’s ambitious, hungry and wants to prove that he belongs here. He’s been first class for Arsenal, has the captain’s instinct and he’s an organiser. That’s a positive Arsenal can build on.
“Ben White has real quality and he’s going to be a top player for the Gunners, but in his interviews, it comes across as though he’s not fussed about being the main man. He’s quite soft in his approach to the game off the pitch and that’s just the kind of person he is.”
Nicholas added: “Nice guys will try and keep everybody happy, and that’s not what you need. They must have a competitive edge, there must be fallouts. That’s why Alexandre Lacazette has been a good captain.
“Thomas Partey has taken a while to get himself fit. He has quality and that’s the position I would like the captain to be, but he’s not that type of player. Arsenal have an issue with that position and in the summer, that’s one they’ll address. They might look to move Granit Xhaka on and replace him with someone who has leadership qualities.
“There’s no standout option at Arsenal for club captain.”