Jack Wilshere believes new Arsenal teammate Calum Chambers deserves his place in the England squad and has backed the defender to adapt to international football with ease.
Signed from Southampton for £16 million this summer, Chambers, 19, has been an ever-present in the Arsenal lineup thus far, receiving particular praise for his performances in his new centre-back role.
With his impressive form earning him his first senior England call-up, Wilshere, who made his Three Lions debut at the age of 18 in August 2010, maintains that his versatile colleague is good enough to win a place in the side from the outset, despite his lack of experience at club level.
‘If he's good enough now then why not?’ he told arsenal.com.
‘I was 18 when I got my first call-up and people were saying: is he ready or is he not? If you're performing for your club then you're going to get picked for your national team.
‘I think he's a confident lad, you've seen that when he played in the Community Shield - he was one of the best players on the pitch and he keeps improving every game.
‘He looks so comfortable so one day he's going to play for his country.’
With Roy Hodgson already naming his starting XI for Wednesday's friendly against Norway at Wembley, Chambers will have to settle for a spot on the bench, but odd are that we will see the promising teenager introduced at some stage over the course of the 90 minutes.
Can Chambers go on to become an England regular?