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.

Chelsea v Arsenal - UEFA Europa League Final
Chelsea v Arsenal - UEFA Europa League Final / Michael Regan/GettyImages
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8. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

In hindsight, Arsenal fans should've questioned the decision to hand Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the captain's armband. His disciplinary issues at other clubs could've acted as a major red flag but, in all honesty, those red flags were ignored since he was an incredible player during his time at the Emirates Stadium, serving as one of the best strikers in the world at the time.

It was more the way his captaincy ended which leaves him at eighth in this list. After all, he served well as the captain and even leaded the Gunners to FA Cup glory, scoring in the semifinal and the final against two big opponents.

Those who have seen the All or Nothing documentary are still just as confused about what went down between Mikel Arteta and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Let's just say, a difference in leadership style and opinion meant that Arteta stripped the Gabon international of captaincy duty after two years, then sold him.

7. Per Mertesacker

Per Mertesacker only played one season as Arsenal captain but his final performance of the season was enough to warrant a higher position in this list. Mertesacker was injured for a large chunk of the season but injuries and suspensions elsewhere meant that in the 2017 FA Cup final, Mertesacker started against Chelsea.

That FA Cup final performance is one of the best I can recall seeing from any Arsenal defender. Although he wasn't the quickest, his defensive knowledge to cover the right areas at the right time meant that he would steal the show, single-handedly winning the FA Cup final for his side.

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