David Luiz should be named the Arsenal captain says former player Paul Merson.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery revealed he will be naming the club's captain after EFL Cup match against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night. Midfielder Granit Xhaka is likely to be given the armband but due to his performances coming under intense scrutiny, Merson thinks Emery should name Luiz as the captain.
"The worrying thing for me is I heard the manager say he's going to have five captains, which tells me he has no idea what his team is," he told The Debate.
"Unai Emery's been there a year-and-a-half, he's got to have five captains because he doesn't have a clue what his best team is. He hasn't got a clue. The good teams are the ones who play virtually the same team every week, but with Arsenal, you don't know who it'll be from week to week.
"David Luiz has got to be captain, he's a serial winner. People have a go at him because one week he'll be a 2/10 and the next a 9/10, but he's going to play every week."
"I'm not the greatest lover of a forward being the captain, but [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang's another one. Those front three should pick themselves straight away and you go from there - they'll play every week, if they're fit."
The Gunners will be hosting Nottingham Forest tonight at the Emirates in the EFL Cup Round 3.