Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny believes he has the leadership qualities critics claim the Gunners are lacking.
The Gunners have made a poor start to the Premier League season, with many pundits pointing to the lack of leaders on the field and in the dressing room as a root cause of the problem.
But the 21-year-old Polish keeper says he has always wanted to be captain of the club - and hopes to eventually succeed current skipper Robin Van Persie.
Despite being one of the younger players at the club, Szczesny insists he has the authority to command his more experienced team-mates on the pitch.
He told polskathetimes.pl: "I feel that when I say something, everyone listens to me. More so on the field than in the dressing room, but that's more important I think.
"I want to be the captain of the team. I feel that I am able to take on that responsibility. I always wanted to be captain and if I ever get that honour, I will gladly put on the armband."