Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on young German Serge Gnabry after the winger started both of Arsenal’s fixtures in the past week.
Gnabry was thrust in to the starting line-up against Stoke City after an injury to Theo Walcott and he kept his place for the Capital One Cup game with West Brom and with Walcott sidelined for up to four weeks, Gnabry could have a good chance to impress.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for him.”
“He can play right or left or even behind the striker. He can even play as a striker. I believe against Stoke what I liked in his game is that he grew through the game, he became and better.”
“He was a bit timid in the first half but in the second half he made some good interceptions, some good passes and some good first touches that I liked.”
“He has the quality to be creative because he can dribble, he can run with the ball, he can be a good passer and he is a great finisher.”
“On that front, once the confidence level [rises] he will be alright. His physical qualities, his technical qualities are at a requested level.”
Gnabry’s presence in the team comes after a plaque of injuries to Arsenal’s attackers that started with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Since then, Lukas Podolski, Tomas Rosicky, Santi Cazorla have all gotten injured with Walcott, Arsenal’s latest victim.