The Arsenal midfielder played briefly in England’s friendly defeat to Sweden.
He said: “It’s totally different to when the other manager [Fabio Capello] was in and I like it. It’s an English manager and it’s good that he knows the history and everything. It’s good to be around an English manager. I’m glad I came. It’s a pleasure to play for England and I will never say no.”
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