German national team coach Jogi Low received a surprise first hand viewing of Serge Gnabry when he was at the Emirates last weekend to check out Mesut Ozil.
Gnabry, 18, came in for the injured Theo Walcott and has started the two following games, scoring a fine goal in Arsenal's 2-1 away win against Swansea City on Saturday evening.
Manager Arsene Wenger is thrilled with his progress:
"He is surprising. He has the talent but he has the personality on the pitch as well, he doesn’t look timid, he looks to play with belief and, of course, talent.
“He was one-year-old when I came to Arsenal, I can’t believe it. Now I have some players in my squad who were not born when I arrived at the club."
Wenger is not the only one happy with Gnabry's emergence. Now the player's native Germany are waking up to the talent of the ex-Stuttgart youngster.
German newspaper Bild has devoted an article to his performance, hailed his display at the Liberty Stadium, describing him as a 'Miracle Bubi'.
Their caption of him celebrating his first senior goal for the club reads: "Arsenal's German miracle Bubi Serge Gnabry celebrates his goal for a 1-0 lead after 58 minutes."
They write: "Super Talent Gnabry signed his first professional contract in July 2012. The kicker has a German mother, the father is Ivorian. The tabloid press is already calling him "Next German Wunderkid".
Die Welt write: "With 18 years and 76 days, the Under-19 national team is now the second youngest league scorer for Arsenal."
Sport1.de report: "Even Arsenal's fifth-Import from Germany shoots himself into the spotlight. Arsene Wenger must almost felt sorry for the English. Gnabry is extremely fast, both footed, has outstanding ball control and runs like a high-speed train to the goal.
"Gnabry was rewarded on the way home for his first Premier League goal: With a pick-up lunch on the side of Ozil and Mertesacker. It may not have been his last snack with the big ones."
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