Rio Ferdinand needs Mikel Arteta to construct his Arsenal crew round Bukayo Saka.
The 18-year-old winger signed a brand new long-term contract with the Gunners on Wednesday, regardless of reported curiosity from Manchester United and Liverpool.
Saka has been a vivid spark in a poor season for Arsenal, scoring three targets and registering 9 assists.
And United legend Ferdinand insists the Gunners want gamers like Saka, who care in regards to the membership, to maneuver in the fitting course.
He advised BT Sport: “I believe Arsenal want individuals with the fitting perspective, proper characters and those who need to be on the membership.
“Taking a look at his assertion [Saka], he buys into the philosophy, and he needs to maneuver ahead with the membership.
“I’d construct the membership round him, round gamers like [Joe] Willock.
“The badge means one thing to those boys. They should transfer ahead collectively.”
Saka, who has made 33 appearances in all competitions this season, expressed his delight at signing recent phrases.
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He stated: “London is my residence. Arsenal my crew. I’m so pleased to lastly announce my contract extension.
“I really like enjoying for this membership and I’m wanting ahead to what the long run holds.
“The arduous work continues so I can proceed dwelling my dream. God is Nice!!”
Arsenal moved as much as seventh place within the Premier League desk with a 4-Zero win over Norwich on Wednesday night.
Arteta is adamant conserving Saka exhibits Arsenal are transferring ahead as a membership.
He stated: “It’s been a very good week after two tough away video games the place we misplaced [to Man City and Brighton]. However that is soccer, we’ve to react.
“The group reacted, the crew is alive and so they’re displaying that each time.
“The choice from the membership to persuade Bukayo to remain right here with us says rather a lot in regards to the course we need to take transferring ahead.”