The young right-back had previously been capped by Finland at Under-21 level after being eligible to play for the Nordic nation through his mother.
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However, he has now received his first senior call-up with the country of his birth, and his club manager is understandably delighted by the news.
"I am happy that his potential has been acknowledged by Roy Hodgson, so that is good news," Wenger told Arsenal's official website.
"Carl is a guy with massive potential and I believe the positive of that is it will improve his belief, and that is very important for him in my opinion."