Alex Song believes Arsenal hold the future of English football.

Jack Wilshere impressed on his full England debut against Denmark last week with seemingly the whole nation lavishing praise on the 19-year-old. Theo Walcott is becoming a regular fixture following his World Cup disappointment with Kieran Gibbs making inroads into the squad since his debut against Hungary in August.

Song feels the future of the England team looks good – it looks Arsenal.

“It’s always good to see your team-mates doing well internationally and I think England has a good future with Jack, Theo and Kieran around.

“Jack is an unbelievable young player – it’s hard to think that he is just 19 years old because he’s playing like a guy with 200 Premier League appearances.

“I’m very happy to play alongside him – he always wants to listen and learn, and I’m not surprised to see him in the England team.”

This interview first appeared in the Official Matchday Programme. You can subscribe to the Matchday Programme by calling 08700 20 20 20.

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14 Feb 2011