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Gunners Greats and Goons: Rating Arsenal Captains of the Past Decade
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On the afternoon of Sunday, 3 October the eloquently-named French defender Sebastien Squillaci (pictured) set a new record for Arsenal football club.

He captained the side after just six appearances. The journeyman hard man's feat is not as impressive as it seems, though, as the seemingly customary host of injured stars and a lack of standout starting leaders led to the new signing's captaincy.

But why is it that a 30-year-old ex-Sevilla centre-back is given the armband that such legends as Adams, Vieira and Henry have worn with such pride? In this slideshow I will rank every player who has captained the famous red and white, based on permanency of captaincy, success while captain, attitude and leadership and contribution to the team.

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