UK time is: 05:05:39
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Arsenal Name van Persie Club Captain

As predicted, Arsenal`s Robin van Persie has been named club captain after the sale of Spaniard Cesc Fabregas to Bacelona.

van Persie had been the the vice captain ever since Fabregas was appointed skipper after William Gallas was stripped of the armband for being a bit of a girl.

The Dutchman now takes on the full responsibility as he is, as far as I can remember, now Arsenal`s longest serving player after spending 7 years so far in North London.

You can read Rob`s first "captain`s notes" on the club's official website.

Let`s get behind van Persie and his boys and wish him the best of luck in becoming the first Arsenal captain since 2005 to lift some silverware.



Join The Vital Debate




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:Tuesday August 16 2011

Time: 1:41PM

Your Comments

Deserved, and a great choice. Toss up between him and TV, RVP should have by virtue of loyalty to the club and for having the right attitude. I expect TV will be vice captain.
Gunnerman
It's a good choice, RvP is a good role model nowadays, having been a bit of a problem child when we first got him. I think that makes for good role model material. In effect, he and Vermaelen will share it, given the different areas of the pitch they operate in. It's just RvP will have the bit of cloth strapped to his arm. Robin has shown form here too, cast your minds back to Blackpool when Diaby picked up a stupid yellow card for dissent and van Persie gave him a reet good telling off in the dressing room.
Little Dutch
Not a Gooner - but must say hes certainly captain material and will hopefully do well with you guys!!

Whatever you do, DON'T seel Nasri to the blue half of Manchester!
niteworlok
I love RvP, just hope he doesn't suffer from the recent captains curse. He's a good Arsenal man though, always sticks up for his team mates.
Rocky7
Excellent choice. I think Robin has consistently been an advocate of the Club, the manager, and his teammates in the last few years. I am incredibly happy he has shown my doubts about his future after his red card a few years ago were unfounded.
smithdj74
That being said, do we need to issue a preemptive statement to the effect he will never be allowed to leave for Spain?
smithdj74
The captain arm-band is like the door out of Arsenal.Vieira,henry,gallas,fabregas.
Dannism
True. Didn't Adams get the armband before he left?
smithdj74
Yeah that telling off of Diaby comes to mind LD. RvP isn't afraid to dish it out to any player who acts or plays stupid. So is Vermaelen. I think with Cesc, he was more of a nicey nicey guy but with these two leading the pack now, I think we're gonna see much more of the so called 'leadership skills' that we supposedly require.
Eboue=GOD
Right choice.
Sajit
Hopefully he will not stand for the sceen on sat when our players where hugging that lil s*hit Barton. Can you imagin the reaction of Keown if someone at Arsenal had done that to RvN after a Arsenal utd game?
Armory
My preferred choice - and hey Rocky less af the 'being a bit of a girl' :-)
Dberg
Good choice; so is Vermaleen, though. I think Wenger would have Rosicky as vice captain on account of stay at the club.
Naijagunner
'being a bit of a girl' - Where are the Richards Keys bashers?
ajuhamza
As long as the annual curse of clubs tapping up our captain does not continue with RvP. First it was Vieira (Real,Juve) the Henry (Barca) then Cesc (Barca).
Will-i-am10
Captain fantastic didn't play yesterday.Is he injured....again?
Dannism
He was suspended.
Little Dutch
Oh...now i remember.his 'i didn't hear the whistle' antics against barca.
Dannism
Who's going to Captain the club when RVP spends his customarly half-season on the treatment table? ;) Would have thought Vermaelen was the obvious choice now he's fit again.
fifthcolumnblue
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Arsenal Articles

Plugging A Hole At The Back (Monday December 22 2014)

Loan Exit For Sanogo? (Monday December 22 2014)

Arsenal MotM v Liverpool? (Monday December 22 2014)

Stats: Liverpool v Arsenal (Monday December 22 2014)

Arsenal Games Switched For TV (Friday December 19 2014)

Bellerin To Play With More Freedom Now (Friday December 19 2014)

Wenger - Monaco Completes The Circle (Friday December 19 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. 94
2. Naijagunner 56
3. Galway Gooner 35
4. paul_ownz 32
5. Wyn Mills 23
6. shewore 23
7. luckys_10 14
8. Little Dutch 13
9. Nwankwo25 11
10. alwaysgunner 10

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Liverpool 2 - 2 Arsenal
Arsenal 4 - 1 Newcastle
Stoke 3 - 2 Arsenal
Arsenal 1 - 0 Southampton
WBA 0 - 1 Arsenal
Arsenal 1 - 2 Man Utd

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Man Utd 17 9 5 3 12 32
4. West Ham 17 9 4 4 10 31
5. Southampton 17 9 2 6 15 29
6. Arsenal 17 7 6 4 9 27
7. Spurs 17 8 3 6 -1 27
8. Swansea 17 7 4 6 3 25
9. Newcastle 17 6 5 6 -5 23

Breaking League News

Champions elect Chelsea ease to Stoke victory
» Stoke : 22/12/2014 23:15:00
» Stoke : 22/12/2014 23:13:00
Swansea Hope To Welcome Back First Team Stars vs V
» Swansea : 22/12/2014 22:54:00
Liverpool: Hyppia Resigns From Seagulls
» Liverpool : 22/12/2014 22:43:00
Morrison - We Need Everyone Over Christmas
» WBA : 22/12/2014 21:01:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Arsenal MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Szczesny 34%
Chambers 0%
Debuchy 8%
Mertesacker 0%
Gibbs 0%
Oxlade-Chamberlain 0%
Flamini 0%
Cazorla 50%
Sánchez 8%
Giroud 0%
Welbeck 0%
Sub:-Coquelin 0%
Sub:-Campbell 0%
Sub:-Monreal 0%