Promising youngster Brek Shea says Clint Dempsey is the perfect role model for aspiring American footballers.

The 21 year-old, who is currently training with Arsenal after a string of impressive performances for FC Dallas, says his compatriot has shown just how American players should approach the challenge of proving themselves in Europe.

Look at Clint Dempsey – he just scored a hat trick [last weekend against Charlton Athletic in the FA Cup]. I don’t think he lets the hype get to him.

I think he’s a big role model to everyone on the national team and the US. He just stays humble and plays for his family and the country. Learning from him is a big help.