Arteta said: “We're an English club and we now have a lot of academy, home grown and English players. I think you have to respect that core, those values and that history as well. But that mixture, that multi-cultural team we have is very, very beneficial and very necessary as well in modern football."
And Arteta said the performances of his Three Lions - and notably goalscorer Smith Rowe - was a further vindication of Arsenal's quiet progress.
“I saw him yesterday and he was delighted to score a goal for his country" said the Gunners boss. “It is always special and he made us proud. Not only him, but Bukayo and Aaron starting for the national team, I think it is a great sign for the club."