Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey should be handed a new contract, says to Jack Wilshere.
The former Gunners midfielder has heaped praise on Ramsey, who has spent 10 years at the North London club after joining from Cardiff City as a teenager.
The Welshman is in the final season of his contract and Wilshere reckons his former teammate is a future Arsenal captain.
"He's grown up to be a great player with Arsenal," Wilshere told the Islington Gazette. "They could do with someone like him. We know what he can do for the club.
"For me he's a future Arsenal captain. I know he loves the club. It's difficult for me to comment on because I'm not there, but I do know he's a great player – if it was me I know I would want to keep him around.
"He's a great guy to have around. He's been at the club so long and knows it inside out. If you look at what he's done for the club too.
"We went into the first team in the same year. He came from Cardiff and I came from the youth team. We automatically clicked because we were both young and new to that sort of environment.
"I think you've got to look at the situation and ask: 'How many top teams in the Premier League and elsewhere could he get in?'
"And you'd have to say them all - and that speaks volumes about the type of player he is."