Former Arsenal defender Lauren reckons Aaron Ramsey should play for a club in London if he eventually leaves the Emirates.
According to widespread reports, the Wales international will be leaving the north London side after failing to come to an agreement over a new deal.
However, Lauren, who played in the 03/04 Invincibles team, is convinced Ramsey would be a good fit for West Ham when he leaves Arsenal next summer.
He told Sky Sports News: "He wants to play. The club are looking at other ways but as a player you have to find your own way.
"If you don't have the first-team shirt you have to go elsewhere. If I was him I would stay in London because he knows the city.
"Somewhere like West Ham would fit him. It would give him the leadership he needs and he is based in London so I think he has to stay at a London club."