Szczesny wants Arsenal captaincy

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has stated an ambition to captian the London club, and feels he commands respect from his team-mates.

Arsene Wenger’s side have started the season slowly, losing four out of their first seven games, and seem to be in a transitional period following a busy summer in the transfer market.

Robin van Persie has been named as skipper following the departure of Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona, but Szczesny has stated that he would like to captian the team.

“I feel that when I say something, everyone listens to me. More so on the field than in the dressing room, but that’s more important, I think. I want to be captain of the team. I feel I am able to take on that responsibility,” he told Mirror Football.

The statement made simply be ambition from the 21-year-old, but could also be seen as unsupportive to the Netherlands international, who has the burden of getting goals for the Emirates outfit also.

By Gareth McKnight