"I would choose Carrick," said the Arsenal boss.. "He is a quality passer. He could play for Barcelona, he would be perfectly suited to their game. He has a good vision and is an intelligent player, and it is for what he has achieved in his whole career as well. It is this year or never for him, just because he is 31 and after, they go down.
"You have a few other choices. Robin stayed for a while without scoring and the PFA vote happened during that period so that could go against him. You had Suarez but he has bitten into his reward. You have Gareth Bale.
"I think Carrick is an underrated player in England and sometimes not only should the goalscorer be rewarded but the real players at the heart of the game."