Wright has likened Wilshere to former Gunners captain Tony Adams.
He told The Sun: "Jack is Arsenal's driving force. He is the one looking to get forward, make tackles and help change the game. I look into his eyes when he plays and I can see the same determination and courage I saw in Tony Adams. I knew Tony would be dependable in any North London derby. He would be well up for it and I think Jack is, too.
"He is right for the captaincy now. He leads by example."