Carroll (right) has scored six goals so far this season
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Newcastle striker Andy Carroll is good enough to play for England.
Striker Carroll, 21, scored his side's winner against Wenger's side on Sunday as he impressed in front of watching England boss Fabio Capello.
"I think so," said Wenger when asked if Carroll was ready to play for England.
"He has presence, charisma, confidence and is intelligent on the ball. I had doubts about him when I saw him a year ago but he has improved tremendously."
Capello will announce his England squad on Saturday ahead of the friendly against France on Wednesday 17 November.
Carroll's form so far this season has given him a strong chance of being picked by the Italian, especially with fellow England forwards Wayne Rooney, Jermain Defoe and Darren Bent sidelined with injury.
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