Arsenal have had so many iconic players over the course of their recent history that most youngsters currently at the club would identify one of the club's legends as their hero growing up.

Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp remain revered among the current Arsenal crop, while the likes of Patrick Vieira and Robert Pires can also count themselves as idols for Arsene Wenger's squad.

Ask Aaron Ramsey his childhood hero, however, and the Gunners midfielder will respond with something of a different answer to the norm, with Henry or Bergkamp not the subjects of his worship during his formative years.

"It was a guy called Graham Kavanagh when I used to go to watch Cardiff play a lot," the Arsenal midfielder said in a promotional video for adidas.

"He was the captain of the club at the time and the person that I used to look up to."

Kavanagh made over 160 appearances for Cardiff City during four seasons at the club, during which time he played a prominent role in in leading the Bluebirds to the Championship.

The 39-year-old is currently the manager of Carlisle United, having taken this position during the opening weeks of this season.

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