Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade Chamberlain believes that the development of the British core in the Emirates can be as beneficial to England as Barcelona or Read Madrid are to Spain.
The Gunners currently have five players on their payroll who can go on to represent England in the world stage, something which is unprecedented for an Arsenal fan in the Arsene Wenger era. The likes of Jack Wilshere, Calum Chambers, Kieran Gibbs, Danny Welbeck and Chamberlain hold the key to England's success in the 2016 Euro Cup and familiarity among themselves with Arsenal will only help them in succeeding.
Arsenal have been in dire straits thus far this season, currently seventh in the league and nine points behind league leaders Chelsea. Their 2-0 loss to the leaders raised a lot of discontent among fans who criticised their insipid performance, something which Wenger has to address in the upcoming games.
Meanwhile, Chamberlain and others rallied to a 5-0 win over San Marino in the second qualifier for Euro 2016, keeping them on top of the group, having already had the better of Switzerland in their first game.
"Spain have a big influence from Real Madrid and Barcelona. When you go and watch Spain play it's almost like watching Barca or Real at times, with the number of players they have on the pitch," Chamberlain said.
"It is a nice thing to have that with Arsenal at the moment. You do notice a lot more of an English presence around the club, it's hard not to. It's a nice thing as an English lad myself.
"You know all the foreign boys in our team are really good, but it's really nice to see a lot of great English players in our team and then coming away for the internationals.
"Just knowing each other, off the pitch and on it, does really help in gelling the team together.
"The Germans and the Spanish have been able to do that. Liverpool have got a good number of players as well.
"It's not just those two clubs, everyone who comes away really does integrate well with the team and helps us to hopefully be successful," he added.