UK time is: 00:54:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Gilberto Revealed As Vice-Captain

After all our hard work in letting the Arsenal staff know that Vital Arsenal wanted Kolo Toure as the next in line to Thierry Henry's captancy, they have completely ignored the voice of the most influential Arsenal site on the net *cough cough* and named Gilberto as vice captain.

Only a few months ago we ran a poll asking Vital Arsenal readers to give their choice of who they thought should be Henry's understudy and Kolo Toure came out the resounding winner.

Toure has become a firm favorite amongst the Gooners and his passion, work rate, loyalty and fair play have done nothing to damage the way the Highbury faithful feel about him, but that said I firmly believe Bert has the ability to captain the side just as well.

Infact it should come as no suprise that Henry has revealed that the Brazilian centre mid gain this honour as he has played the role as captain many times before, infact he donned the Arsenal arm band long before Mr Henry did.

In his weekly column in the Sun, Henry was in the process of praising the Arsenal 'Three Kings' when the announcment came.

Henry believes you need more than one leader to have a successful team, and with the deparute of Dennis Bergkamp, Sol Campbell and Ashley Cole, three others will now step into that role.

Henry said, 'Some incredibly influential players have left, I`m certain three more Arsenal players will now make an even greater contribution to the team this season.'

'I`m talking about Jens Lehmann, Kolo Toure and Gilberto. They will become our new leaders.'

'They`re no longer the new guys at this club and there is no doubt those three will help this team build on what we delivered last season starting with Aston Villa next Saturday. Jens is so vocal. I`ll admit this but not all players like it as he shouts and has a go.'

'He had a great year last year and was brilliant in the World Cup. He`s an amazing player to have in the team.'

'I can reveal Gilberto will be my vice-captain and, while he`s hardly a screamer, he calms the team down. He`s Brazilian. He`s chilled.'

'Kolo is more vocal and, like the other two, forms the backbone of the current Arsenal side.'

'So those three have a big role it can`t just be me as leader.'

So with that, I'd just like to wish Gilberto the best of luck in his new role and here's to another successful season in N5.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 12 2006

Time: 2:18PM

Your Comments

i think gilberto is a better leader than toure
kenyanrudeboy2
toure's time as captain will come about...gilberto is a great vice captain.
delver
He's more experienced than Toure, and he's consistently strong and reliable. He'll do fine!!
KingGooner
gilberto is our mauro silva. loyal and will be around even wen he gets even older due to love for the club...
protocal
should have been our new number 4
foley1989
no he shouldn't of, i think it suits fabi better
protocal
I think Gilbs is a great choice for vice captain. It's just personally I'd like to see Kolo as skipper. No offence to Thierry he's an awesome player (duh), but it's too much on him. Penalty taker, corner taker, free kick taker, top scorer, top provider. A forward should never be capt, let Kolo lead and leave TH to strut his stuff.
Little Dutch
I was for Gilberto he is experianced and Kolo still got to learn now but in few years we will see!
Serbian-GoonerMickey
My observations had it that Kolo's leadership potential and acumen were more pronounced and noticeable on the pitch than Gilberto. Maybe I need a new pair of lens!!!
SWPACIFIC
I don't think he is the best choice to be honest
Druss_the_Legend
hes reg's ******!
cusop
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Arsenal Articles

Aston Villa v Arsenal Match Preview (Friday September 19 2014)

Chamberlain Ready To Work Like An Ox (Thursday September 18 2014)

Scout Report: Aston Villa (Thursday September 18 2014)

Arsenal Blitzed! (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Stats: Borussia Dortmund v Arsenal (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Wenger Urges Cool Heads on Ozil Opinions (Monday September 15 2014)

Arsenal Almost But Not Quite There Yet (Saturday September 13 2014)

Archived Arsenal Articles

List All Vital Arsenal Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Amos. 71
2. Naijagunner 54
3. damiano_tommassi 28
4. Wyn Mills 27
5. nikolaijns 21
6. shewore 19
7. FunGunner 18
8. paul_ownz 18
9. Galway Gooner 18
10. Guyfox 17

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Arsenal 2 - 2 Man City
Leicester City 1 - 1 Arsenal
Everton 2 - 2 Arsenal
Arsenal 2 - 1 Crystal Palace

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Southampton 4 2 1 1 5 7
5. Man City 4 2 1 1 3 7
6. Spurs 4 2 1 1 2 7
7. Arsenal 4 1 3 0 1 6
8. Liverpool 4 2 0 2 1 6
9. Man Utd 4 1 2 1 3 5
10. Hull City 4 1 2 1 0 5

Breaking League News

We Need To Manage Games Better
Swansea : 19/09/2014 20:26:00
Liverpool: Lawro Predicts 2014-15 - West Ham (A)
Liverpool : 19/09/2014 18:33:00
El Cashico - Manchester City vs Chelsea
Chelsea : 19/09/2014 18:23:00
One to Watch - Mame Biram Diouf
Q.P.R. : 19/09/2014 18:09:00
Give Chelsea No Quarter
Man City : 19/09/2014 17:48:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who is most likely to end as top scorer this season?
Suggested By:  
Campbell 6%
Giroud 3%
Podolski 3%
Ramsey 6%
Sanchez 44%
Sanogo 2%
Walcott 7%
Welbeck 29%