The 22-year old winger is preparing for England's Euro2012 qualifier with against Switzerland at Wembley tomorrow and says his younger Gunners and Three Lions mate sets a good example for the rest.
"Jack is just brilliant," said Walcott. "He plays football with a smile on his face and enjoys it," he told the FA's official website.
"He is an absolute blessing for Arsenal and just continues his form for England.
"Probably he has stamped his name as one of the first on the team sheet. He has a long career ahead of him. Hopefully I can be part of that."