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Wenger: Jack Is Captain Material

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident Jack Wilshere has the right qualities to skipper the Gunners.

Wenger on Friday revealed the 21-year-old midfielder will don the armband in Saturday's FA Cup clash against Brighton.

“I think Jack will be captain of this club - yes, of course,” Wenger said.

“First of all, because of the quality of the player. Second, his commitment and desire to win. And his understanding of the game. He understands football very well and senses on the pitch what you have to do.

“Jack is naturally a guy who is not scared of anything on the football pitch and that is usually the sign of a leader. He wants to win and shows you that.

“Of course he will be one of the leaders of this club - in fact he is already on the pitch. A leader is somebody who does everything on the pitch to help his team to win. And he does that.

“The potential is there [to be England captain], of course. But I’m not national team coach - you should ask that question to Roy Hodgson, who will be happy to talk about it.”

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