Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has chosen 21-year-old Spaniard Cesc Fabregas to replace William Gallas as captain.
Gallas, 31, was stripped of the captaincy for Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Manchester City following controversial comments about his team-mates.
But Wenger revealed the Frenchman will play in the Champions League group game against Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday.
Wenger said: "Fabregas will be the captain, permanently. I do not have to explain to you why."
He added: "I believe the captain is the voice of the club towards the outside, and is one of the leaders of the team.
"However, I do not believe in just one man in the dressing-room who sorts out all of the problems.
I know we have the spirit and commitment to get back to winning ways and fulfil our potential
"A successful team is a shared leadership inside the dressing room. Fabregas will be one of the leaders, but not the only one."
Fabregas told the club's website: "It is a great honour for me to captain one of the biggest clubs in the world.
"It is a proud moment. I know it's a big responsibility but together with my team-mates, I know we have the spirit and commitment to get back to winning ways and fulfil our potential."
Gallas was widely criticised last week for publicly accusing some team-mates of in-fighting, insulting behaviour and lacking bravery.
His captaincy has been under scrutiny since a game against Birmingham last season when he kicked an advertising hoarding and remained sat down on the pitch for several minutes following the final whistle after Arsenal conceded a late leveller.
He was left out of the squad for Saturday's humbling defeat and forced to train on his own in London, but was back in the fold for Sunday's training session and is set to win back his place in the side.
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