As recently as the 2010 World Cup not one Arsenal player was involved in the England squad, yet come the Three Lions friendly against Norway all that will have changed.
Tottenham led the way in South Africa with five squad representatives, yet, just over four years on, their north London rivals could have exceeded that number but for injuries to Kieran Gibbs, Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck.
Calum Chambers, Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all in contention for game time against the Norwegians at Wembley.
The bwin odds boffins have priced up how many of them will start the first post-World Cup international, with three a narrow 5/4 favourite from two at 2/1.
Meanwhile, a solitary Gunner making the XI is 7/2, all four getting the nod from the off is 6/1 and a benchful of Arsenal men is 12/1.
So how has the worm turned for a side once ridiculed for their lack of English players?
The root cause is very similar to the way in which Tottenham bossed the roster four summers ago, namely by hoovering up young domestic talent from the Football League.
Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Chambers were all educated at Southampton.
Even Wilshere and Gibbs first played schoolboy soccer from Luton and Wimbledon respectively.
Nonetheless, in the long term, the scene remains set for the Gunners to provide more ammunition for national tem gaffers of the future.
In the wake of Welbeck’s move to the Emirates, the Telegraph are among those recalling a ‘conscious decision’ made by Wenger after losing Robin van Persie, Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, to focus on building a more loyal English core at Arsenal.
A future in red and white never materialised for Gavin Hoyte, Mark Randall, Jay Simpson and Henri Lansbury, all of whom played alongside Wilshere and Gibbs in a youth-infused Gunners’ 6-0 Capital Once Cup romp against Sheffield United back in 2008.
However, ultimately the club’s shift back towards buying British may enhance the prospects of the current crop of homegrown youngsters, including Benik Afobe and Chuba Akpom.