Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere admits he's aiming to match the feats of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.

The youngster claims he is still learning from the likes of Gerrard.

"Steven is a great role model." he said. "He has been the heartbeat of Liverpool for years.

"He has also been the stand-out performer for England as well. He is a great role model for me. If I can get anywhere near as good as him and drive the team forward like he does, then I will be happy.

"He was someone I looked up to when I was younger. He has 100 caps for England. For any young midfielder he is someone to base your game on and try to be like him.

"He is a great player, I think I'm a bit different. His long passing is better than mine."