Wenger Responds To Critics, Names Three Leaders

During the past week, critics came down heavily on Arsenal’s Manager Arsene Wenger saying that his side lacked on-field leaders. However, the Gunners boss recently took out time to respond to these critics, insisting that there were several players in his side who take responsibility. In previous seasons, the likes of Per Mertesacker, MikelArt…


Mikel Arteta’s return to the Emirates will show Arsenal what they’re missing. It’s become a known fact that Arsene Wenger lacks leaders at his club – but, over the past few years, they’ve barely ever had their club captain on the pitch.

This season, Per Mertesacker has not yet made a single appearance. His predecessor, Mikel Arteta, managed just six league starts in his two years as club captain, while before that, then-skipper Thomas Vermaelen started only seven times in his final campaign before suffering a disastrous injury.
It means that, in Arsenal’s last 141 league games, their captain has started only 13 times. Continue reading