"I always tried to lead by example [at Arsenal] and get out there and make sure they realised they were playing for the Arsenal. I tried to install in the team a kind of 'over our dead bodies' kind of attitude.
"I just feel that people don't realise that the best back four win the league. The last two seasons Manchester United have had the best back four and, before that, John Terry and his men were fantastic for two years.
"I love the club, it was part of my life for so many years and if anyone at Arsenal wants to invite me back, I'm willing to give it a shot. I'm fully prepared and willing to do what I have to do."