He told the Guardian: "I believe Arsene will sign a new contract. Definitely. I think he will stay because he knows Arsenal will not be the same without him. This is perfect for me because I am learning from Arsene all the time. He speaks to me even more now. In the first years I was here he never put any pressure on me. But he has so much knowledge that all you have to do is listen."
Cesc admits he takes after his manager in his obsession for football.
"When I speak to my girlfriend [Carla] at home sometimes she shouts at me because, at the same time, I am watching a small game from Holland, between two ordinary Dutch teams. Or maybe I am watching a replay of a game I've already seen four times. She gets cross with me because it's football, football, football! But it has always been like this. Maybe when I am thinking about a game, or watching it again to see what I did wrong or right, then I take time to reflect."