"I think everybody knows John," he told arsenal.com. "I played with him, he was a good leader and when I was there, all the time he put himself in front and that is very important for the team. He has made a good job as well with the England team.
"You know what is good is that you have to have some examples to try to be a good captain. Before John Terry I think John watched Marcel Desailly.
"I watched Marcel as well because he was our captain and I tried to be the best of him.
"To be a good captain you have to take something from all the others."