For a man whose father is a Tottenham Hotspur legend and who spent nearly a decade in his own right at White Hart Lane, Stephen Clemence is remarkably unconcerned by the role he is playing in grooming the next generation of Arsenal stars.
On Tuesday night, the midfielder was captain of a Birmingham City side that contained no less than three Islington aspirants.
To be fair, he didn't have to do much in baby-sitting the youngsters.
The kids took care of themselves for most of the night and although Fabrice Muamba needed a kind word or two alongside the 28-year-old in his central midfield role, Sebastian Larsson and Niklas Bendtner looked well capable of fending for themselves.
The trio are all on loan from Arsenal and Larsson and Bendtner in particularly have been the major factors in Birmingham's unbeaten start to the season.
Blues have scored six goals in their five games of which the Scandinavians are responsible for four despite only starting half of those matches.
Larsson scored a late winner against Crystal Palace on Saturday after Danish striker Bendtner got the first, and it was the same in the midweek Carling Cup match with Shrewsbury. Birmingham toiled, Bendtner came on as a substitute and with 15 minutes he had set up the Swede to secure the only goal.
Birmingham's gain is also Arsenal's. All three will return to the capital better, more experienced players, than when they left and that will lead some Spurs followers saying some pretty harsh things about the Clemence dynasty.
"It's no problem for me," Clemence said. "My thoughts are just about getting wins and if they help us do that and we help them come through at Arsenal that's fine by me."
While he knew a little about Larsson he admits to being taken aback by the promise Bendtner has shown in his short Blues career.
"Niklas came on and gave us that extra lift when we needed it against Shrewsbury. The front two were getting a bit tired," said Clemence.
"He has got a good future that's for sure. It's a little bit early to compare him to someone like Michael Laudrup, I don't want to put that sort of pressure on the lad he has only played three or four games, but he has made a really good start and long may it continue."
Larsson came to St Andrew's something of a more proven product.
The Swede at least has played three times for Arsene Wenger's men - though not since December 2004 - while Danish player Bendtner has yet to make his debut.
"I saw a bit of him for Arsenal last year so I knew how good he can be for us,"
Clemence said. "Technically he is very good and we have seen that he can pop up with a goal which is superb for a midfield player."
Meanwhile, Neil Kilkenny has been put on standby for Australia's forthcoming Asia Cup qualifying match when they play Kuwait in Kuwait City on September 6.
The Blues midfielder made his international bow for the Socceroos in a friendly against Liechtenstein earlier this year.