4. Mikel Arteta
Arteta is undoubtedly a very good player, but he’s not one of the greats. However, Arsene Wenger saw something in him to make him his captain for the current season. When most thought he’d be out the door this summer Wenger surprised everyone by naming him as skipper despite him being physically past his peak. That is because of his incredible standard of professionalism coupled with his high level of football intelligence. With several languages under his belt, and his positive influence in the dressing room, the Spaniard can be earmarked as a top manager for the future.