Eric Dier scored an emphatic late winner for England against Germany at the weekend, adding to a solid individual performance in which he marked Mesut Ozil out of the game.
The 22-year-old has been in excellent form for Tottenham this season, stepping into a defensive midfield role with big success.
He has been a big part of Spurs' impressive form in 2015/16 - but if Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger had listened to advice from Tony Adams it could have been a very different story.
Adams spent time training Dier with England's under-19 side, and back in 2013 he called on the Gunners manager to consider spending a small amount of money on the youngster, believing he could solve their problems in defensive midfield.
He told The Star: "They need to find the player – either in the system or go out and buy him – to go into that holding midfield role. They need someone who can break up play when they throw everyone forward.”
Raising Dier as an option he added: "He certainly wouldn’t cost £30million or £50m."
One year later Tottenham bought Dier from Sporting Lisbon for just £4 million, which is already looking like a bargain.
Arsenal bought Calum Chambers from Southampton for £16 million the same month, and despite both having the ability to play at centre-back, right-back, and midfield, only the Tottenham star appears set to make the England squad this summer.
If Dier continues at his current rate, he will be a key part of the Tottenham side for the next decade; while despite Francis Coquelin's emergence last season, it remains to be seen whether Arsenal have actually solved their deficiencies in midfield