Arsenal starlet Gnabry scores eventual winner for Germany Under-19s

Serge Gnabry Nextgen

Serge Gnabry scored the second of Germany's two goals in a 2-1 win against their Belarus counterparts last night.

If you hadn’t heard of Arsenal’s German ‘Wunderkind’ Serge Gnabry before, you surely have by now (unless you are Piers Morgan of course.)

The talented teen has recently been a member of the Arsenal first-team - ever since filling in for Theo Walcott at the last minute against Stoke City.

More similar to, another ex-Southampton young star at Arsenal, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in terms of build and playing style the youngster has impressed already for the club this term.

He has even managed to find the back of the net. He bagged a goal in a stunning individual performance for The Gunners against Swansea City - opening the scoring in a 2-1 victory.

LIVE Premier League match alerts to your phone - goals, red cards, half and full time scores

Such form has even seen his former club VfB Stuttgart reportedly try court him back to the Bundesliga with promises of regular first-team football - but he seems willing to bide his time for the inevitable chances he will get at The Emirates.

Of course we should not be surprised, the talent of this young lad has been known for a while now.

He has been scoring goals and impressing in youth team and Under-21 matches ever since arriving in London from Baden-Wurttemberg in 2011.

But it is not just at club level where he has been impressing. His form has obviously seen him link up with the German youth team set-up - for whom he has represented since the age of 15.

Despite the ‘Januzaj-like’ dual nationality issue over his Ivorian father, there appears to be no hesitation on Gnabry’s part - he was born in Germany and wants to play for Germany.

And there is little doubt he will one day follow in the footsteps of senior team-mates Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil by playing for Die Mannschaft one day.

And if he keeps progressing up the youth ranks like he is, it will only be a matter of time.

'The top 10 Influential' Arsenal accounts on Twitter

Currently with the Under-19’s, he played his second game at that level yesterday against Belarus.

In a UEFA Under-19 qualifying match last night, Germany travelled to Borisov to take on the landlocked nation at the Haradski Stadium.

And they were victorious. Vladislav Kaborda scored in the last minute of injury time for Belarus, while Hany Mukhtar of Hertha Berlin scored in the eight minute to give Germany the lead.

But wedged between both goals is the strike that proved to be the winner, scored by Gnabry.

Germany have now taken the first steps toward qualifying for next year’s European Championships in Hungary - with games against Latvia and Scotland yet to come.

And Gnabry is likely to play a big part in those fixtures as well.

Will Gnabry one day play for the senior Germany side?

image: © NextGen

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch