Arsenal youngster Alexandre Song has been chosen for the Cameroon squad for the African Cup of Nations.
It is a first international call-up for the 20-year-old who has been rewarded for his impressive performances in the Arsenal first team.
The Gunners are still waiting for confirmation when Song has to join up with the Cameroon squad for the tournament which begins on 20th January.
Song, who has made 10 appearances for his club this season, is delighted his hard work has been recognised.
"Yes of course I am really happy," Song told the club's official website. "I have been working really hard for the opportunity to join up with the national team.
"I think that having the chance to play in the Champions League with Arsenal has helped me. Those games are never easy and they have helped me raise my level so that now I can go to the national team.
"I just need to seize my chance when I go to Ghana.
"Cameroon have got a lot of very good players. Players like [Samuel] Eto'o, Geremi and my uncle Rigobert.
"I know that I am going there to join them as a young player and I will speak to them all the time to learn and do much better."