Why Serge Gnabry would be an outstanding signing for West Brom

Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry would be an impressive - and cost effective - signing for West Brom, compared to Nottingham Forest's Michail Antonio.

West Brom have been linked with a move for Serge Gnabry, by The Express, and it is a potential deal they would be wise to consider.

The Baggies are said to have an interest in signing the Arsenal prospect on a season long loan deal.

As The Express report, he would be an alternative to Nottingham Forest's Michail Antonio, who they had a £5 million bid rejected for this week.

Clearly Gnabry would be the cheaper option, and while there would be a drawback of having him just as a temporary option, they can always put themselves in pole position to sign him permanently should Arsenal be persuaded; while as West Ham have shown with Carl Jenkinson, there is also the option of trying to talk the Gunners into letting them have him for a second season on loan.

Why Gnabry?

The 20-year-old was a non-factor for Arsenal's first team last season due to injury, but the winger did return to full fitness for the final weeks of the season, but simply hard it tough to break into the first team during the run-in, and FA Cup preparations.

Just a year ago Gnabry was drawing interest from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund, as reported The Mirror.

He netted two goals and provided two assists in his final two under-21 games of this season, ending with a flourish, and featured at the European Championships under-21 tournament with Germany over the summer.

The previous season he broke into Arsenal's first team, making 18 appearances in total, and scoring an important Premier League goal against Swansea City.

The explosive winger has the raw potential to be a gem, already appearing physically ready for the rigours of Premier League football, and just needs playing time. A link up with Saido Berahino at West Brom could be a highly effective partnership for the Baggies.

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