He was named as vice-captain of the club last summer after Fabregas left, and many expect him to be named as the new captain due to van Persie’s impending departure.
Thomas is now entering his fourth year at the club, and recently signed a contract extension along with making the following statement in May of this year (from ESPN):
“I will stay at Arsenal forever. There will be no transfer for me. I love London. I’ve got a house there, I’m happy there and I don’t see any reason to ever leave the club.”
Not many players make these sorts of statements; not many...