Every Arsenal captain from the Premier League era ranked from worst to best

Arsenal have had some great captains but also, some were not-so-great. So, here is every Arsenal captain from the Premier League era ranked from worst to best.

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10. Thomas Vermaelen

No reason to hate Vermaelen, but no reason to love him as a captain either. After all, he was a colossal centre-back but it didn’t make sense to have him as a captain due to how injury prone he was. Even when he went on a rare spell without injury, he was often a backup defender for the Gunners.

9. Robin van Persie

Okay, this one still hurts.

Robin van Persie is one of Arsenal's best strikers in history but as a captain? No, he simply cannot make it higher than 9th on this list (which is a compliment, given the reputation he has amongst a lot of Arsenal fans).

If you’re living under a rock and aren’t familiar with Robin van Persie, he was Arsenal’s captain for one season and scored some great goals to qualify for the Champions League. However, his decision at the end of the season is how he is remembered at the Emirates Stadium.

He signed for the club’s biggest rival at the time, Manchester United. He would go on to win the Premier League under Sir Alex Ferguson, even scoring goals against Arsenal. Sigh.

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