There are obvious similarities in the tenacious style of play and physical attributes, however Muamba played down these comparisons.
He said of his former Arsenal captain: "Patrick is still a great player and a hero of mine, so of course I have tried to do certain things the same way. If I get to achieve even half of the things he has in the game, then I will have done okay.
"I choose my own path and my own destination. It has been nice to be compared with a great player like Patrick but where I go in my career is down to me."