Van Persie proud of Arsenal captaincy

Theo Walcott and Robin Van Persie
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Robin van Persie admits that he was 'proud' to be given the Arsenal captaincy at the start of the season.

Robin van Persie has admitted that he was 'proud' to be named as Arsenal captain at the start of the season.

The 28-year-old was given the armband following Cesc Fabregas's move to Barcelona.

"I was very proud [to be made captain], obviously," he said. "If you look at the history of Arsenal captains, being part of that is a very special feeling.

"It makes me proud because Arsenal is a massive club. You look at Tony Adams, Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas - those guys were proper captains. I like it, it feels comfortable and not weird."

The Dutchman is expected to feature for the Gunners in tonight's match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.

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