Tomas Rosicky believes Arsenal will benefit from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain being thrown in at the deep end by England boss Roy Hodgson.
Oxlade-Chamberlain was a surprise inclusion for his country in Monday's 1-1 draw against France in Euro 2012 and made a good impression on his first competitive start.
The 18-year-old is expected to keep his place for Friday's second Group D clash with Sweden as Roy Hodgson's men look to build on their opening round draw.
And Czech Republic captain Rosicky, who has played alongside the talented teenager for the Gunners, knows the experience he will gain this summer will stand the Emirates outfit in good stead.
"Of course I'm excited to see him getting his chance," Rosicky said.
"For a boy his age it's vital to get experience like that. So Arsenal can profit from that.
"He's not the finished article, he has lots to learn but he is an amazing prospect and I just hope that he will work and he will grow.
"As I know him, he has both feet on earth and he's very confident.
"Even if you are like that, a tournament hits you anyway a little bit but that's what you expect.
"He's a very young boy and it's great that he's here and he can gain experience like that."