Toure said: "I have played under some great leaders at Arsenal - Tony Adams, Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry - and William deserves to be mentioned among those names.
"He gives everything to get a result for the club.
"He is loud in the dressing room, he has a big heart and everything he says and does is for the club. And when he says something, the players listen as they have respect for him.
"Both on and off the pitch, William is a really good captain because he is such a strong figure who seems to enjoy the responsibility. His maturity and experience help everyone. He has played in the World Cup final and won the Premier League.
"He leads by example and today, when we were struggling to break down the opposition, he drove forward and found the gap to score the goal we needed."