Arsenal winger scores first goal after seven month injury lay-off

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Serge Gnabry smashed home a strike against Stoke City under-21s yesterday.

German youth international Serge Gnabry is now back in first-team action.

The 19-year-old has not featured at all for Arsenal this season. His last appearance for Arsenal came in March, when he played for 13 minutes against Bayern Munich in the Champions League back in March.

He has been struggling with a knee injury since March, but he also returned to action in the same game as Theo Walcott last Friday night.

Unlike Walcott Gnabry is not likely to go straight back into first-team action. He is far more likely to play plenty of under-21 football before being drafted in by Arsene Wenger - despite the Frenchman being a big fan of this Arsenal starlet.

But yesterday afternoon Gnabry got back into the swing of things, scoring as Arsenal under-21s defeated their Stoke City counterparts.

He scored the third goal after earlier strikes from Alex Iwobi and Ainsley Maitland-Niles had given Steve Gatting's men a 2-0 advantage.

His powerful finish was not the only message he sent the Arsenal boss. He played for 90 minutes at The Britannia Stadium as he continues to step up his recovery.

On this evidence, sooner or later, Gnabry will be back in first-team action for Arsenal.

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