Current club captain Laurent Koscielny made the headlines last week when he refused to travel to the United States with the rest of the Gunners squad for their pre-season tour.
Arsenal are understood to have begun internal disciplinary action against Koscielny after his decision – and his future at the club now remains firmly in doubt.
Should the 33-year-old end up leaving Arsenal this summer, the Gunners will be on the lookout for a new captain to take them forward under Unai Emery.
And former Gunners midfielder Wilshere seems to think that Holding could be a good candidate for the job in the seasons to come.
Speaking in an interview with football.london, Wilshere said: “Arsenal will have Rob Holding coming back and Hector [Bellerin].
“They did their cruciate [ligaments] – and sometimes when you do your cruciate you actually come back stronger – because you have to work on your strength and quads which actually strengthen you more.
“Rob Holding was playing so well before he got injured and will be a great addition to their defence once he’s fit again.
“I really think he could be a potential Arsenal captain of the future.”
Arsenal will be looking to break back into the top four next season after they finished in fifth place and without a trophy last term.
The Gunners blew their final chance of sealing Champions League qualification when they ended up losing 4-1 to Chelsea FC in the Europa League final back at the end of May.
Arsenal have not won the Premier League since their famous unbeaten triumph under Arsene Wenger in 2003-04.
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