By Harvey Byrne

Piers Morgan has highlighted Arsenal’s lack of an on-pitch captain in recent years as a major problem for the club.

The Gunners were not short of leaders on the field in the past, previously having Patrick Vieira and Tony Adams holding the armband.

However, following Vieira’s departure in 2005 the north London club have not managed a title victory.

After the former France international Thomas Vermaelen, Mikel Arteta and Per Mertesacker have all taking up the role as captain, but their pitch time has been limited due to various injuries, which Morgan believes to have been a big problem.

Morgan, a big supporter of the Gunners and regular social media user posted on his personal Twitter account what he thought to be a “major problem” for his club in a Twitter debate with Gary Lineker.

Arsenal have not won the Premier League since 2004, which saw the club go the entire season unbeaten.

Arsene Wenger has also now entered the final year of his contract and his 20th year at the club could be his last.

The Gunners are currently sat in third place in the Premier League table and two points behind league leaders Manchester City.

In other Arsenal news, Alex Iwobi has revealed that his uncle and former Bolton midfielder Jay-Jay Okocha is helping with his development off the pitch.