Arsenal's Serge Gnabry aiming for first team after nearly a year out

After his return from his latest injury setback, Serge Gnabry has his sights on Arsenal's first-team once more.

Arsenal player Serge Gnabry has been speaking to the club’s official website following his return from injury.

The German teenager suffered a serious injury 11 months ago and he has been side-lined for the last four months following a setback. But he finally enjoyed competitive action on Monday evening, playing 65 minutes for Arsenal’s under-21 side against their Newcastle United counterparts.

Gnabry has not featured for the Gunners’ first-team since he came on as a substitute in a 4-1 win against Sunderland last February.

But he started Monday’s under-21 match with the captains’ armband and both he and manager Arsene Wenger will be hoping this is the start of better things to come.

Gnabry is highly rated at the Emirates Stadium and he has played 18 matches for the first-team thus far; and in his latest interview he made it clear what his intentions are for the future.

“I’ve been training with the first-team squad,” he said. “I want to get back playing with them as soon as possible.

“I’m feeling good. I’m feeling much better than I did in October (when he suffered an injury setback)."

Having not been able to play regularly for almost a year, Gnabry will know the importance of taking things slowly, but when he is ready to return to Arsenal’s first-team, they will be getting a hugely talented player desperate to make up for lost time.

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