Arsenal’s Cesc hails Scholes

The Gunners youngster said: “Paul Scholes has had a fantastic season.

“He is a very complete, spectacular footballer. He always fights for the ball and tries to lose his marker to help his team-mates – either to defend or to have a shot on goal.

“For any football player in the Premiership, Scholes is a player you want to emulate.

“One player does not make a team but there is no doubt that the presence of some players add extra motivation and confidence.

“Scholes is a player with character and is capable of transmitting that mental strength to his team-mates.

“I would happily end my career with the medals that Scholes has. He has six league titles, four FA Cups, one European Cup and one Inter-Continental Cup to his name.

“I am young and I hope that I will be able to surpass him – but it is not going to be easy.”