The Premier League veteran feels his young accomplice has the potential to match the former England captain.
The former defender once could have joined Newcastle United from Arsenal, while he has criticised their current underperformers.
Queens Park Rangers meet Fulham in Championship action on Friday evening.
Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino altered his starting line-up for the visit of Arsenal in the Capital One Cup, and it backfired.
Celtic made a number of changes to their defence over the summer, in terms of personnel.
Liverpool toiled but were embarrassed as they ultimately progressed on penalties in the League Cup against Carlisle.
Newcastle take on Chelsea and Manchester City in their next two games.
Joe Wildsmith has played five matches for Sheffield Wednesday so far this season.
The midfielder believes starting with 'a new dynamic' was key to securing victory at White Hart Lane.
The Magpies' big spend has yet to be vindicated with results on the pitch.
We take a look at Stefan O'Connor, who signed a professional deal with Arsenal at the weekend.
This summer, Massimo Cellino picked out Kieran Agard as a player he wanted to sign for Leeds United - only to cancel the deal.
Reports in Spain suggest that Barcelona ignored the advice of their medical staff in order to sign Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal.