The Arsenal and Germany international star Serge Gnabry certainly seems to be getting his football career firmly back on track after a couple of bad years. Now the 21-year old Gunner is set for the showpiece final at the Rio Olympics, where he and his German teammmates will take on the home nation Brazil and their star striker Neymar from FC Barcelona on Saturday night.
Injury problems and then a loss of form has seen Gnabry play no games for the Arsenal first team since the 2013-14 season and just three times for his loan club West Brom last season. Hopefully that poor period is now behind Gnabry and has perhaps spurred him into greater effort.
He is definitely doing the business for his national team in Brazil, with six goals so far. He did not get onto the score sheet in their 2-0 win over Nigeria in the semi-final yesterday, but the Arsenal man did start the move that led to the opening goal which was scored at close range by Klostermann in the ninth minute.
Germany then held out before securing at least a silver medal with a late second goal. I wonder if Arsene Wenger has been watching and whether Gnabry could find himself back in the squad rather than being sent o9n loan again as was expected to happen.