The 19 year old will start his first game for his country after becoming a first team regular for Arsenal this season, and will play in the defensive midfield role alongside Frank Lampard.
Capello said: “Even in five months he’s improved a lot, but he’s 19. I remember the best players that I managed – Baresi, Maldini, Raúl – and they started really young. It’s their talent. You have to wait now and let him improve more.”