The sky is the limit.
It seems that way for 18-year-old Serge Gnabry. He played his way up to be a great substitute for Arsenal. He also made a goal in Premier League’s match against Swansea City AFC. He is called Arsenal’s German “Wunderkind” and since he arrived in London he impressed in the youth team.
“Super potential. I have strong faith in him.”
Gnabry earned a lot of trust, Wenger said. “He can play behind forward, can play winger, can be crucial, can score goals, can dribble, has a lot of power and very intelligent too.” Gnabry’s next goal will be in Wenger’s mind getting a permanent place in the team. “I think he can make it.”
It seems that the German winger has not only a bright future in London but also in the German national squad too.
In a recent report by German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung it was stated that German international manager Hans-Dieter “Hansi” Flick traveled with two German international youth coaches to London. Not only to see Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker playing against Dortmund and not only to see Lukas Podolski’s recovery.
Hansi Flick, who will be DFB sporting director after the World Cup in Brazil, and his entourage took a close look at the German young guns at Arsenal. That means obviously Serge Gnabry, the 16-year-old Gedion Zelalem, who was born in Berlin, former Borussia Dortmund 20-year-old attacking midfielder Thomas Eisfeld and the 17-year-old Leander Siemann also born in Berlin.
He of course left disappointed as Gnabry did not feature for longer than two minutes at the end, while Ozil and Mertesacker did not shine either. Germany have plenty of options in midfield and in the winger position. But never say never.
Flick stated via Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that the World Cup is still six months away and in this time a lot of things could happen.
Serge Gnabry with Germany’s first team to Brazil? He has still a long way to go and has yet to get a permanent place in Arsenal’s first team. However he has the potential to be a game changer.
Last night may not have gone his way, but if he continues to take chances when they come his way, Flick will be back.
What do you think? Will Gnabry be ready for 2014?
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