Arsenal fans will have to wait and see what Arsene Wenger does with this young Gunner when he returns from playing for the Germany national team at the Rio Olympics, because if last season was anything to go by then Serge Gnabry could find himself out in the cold and on loan to another club once again.
Not many Gooners complained when the young winger was sent off to West Brom last season, as he had not been fit and was not in great form, and the lack of action he saw with the Baggies under Tony Pulis did nothing to alter that perception.
Gnabry was brought back early after failing to impress the West Brom boss and it looked like his career was in danger of going down the plughole, but the manager of Germany’s Olympic team Horst Hrubesch kept faith with the winger and so far he has been richly rewarded with three goals from the first two games.
That encouraged the German coach to hit out at the way Gnabry has been dealt with by Arsenal, claiming that Wenger has not showed enough belief in the talented youngster and suggesting that he should now be given a lot more chances at club level to prove himself.
Hrubesch said, “He did really well twice, but that doesn’t come as a surprise to me,” he said. “Over the last two years he wasn’t always fully fit. What annoys me is that people at his club have never given him enough trust during that time.
“And you can see now what an important player he can be and at what level he can play at. He showed that to everyone and hopefully he will now get the opportunities at his club to play in that position.”
Gnabry himself has admitted that the last two years have been difficult for him but if he keeps going the way he is then I reckon we will soon be seeing him in the red and white of Arsenal again.
And another name pops up. It’s Wilfried Bony!
Gnabry is a very good player, but realistically he isn’t going to break through into our first team right now. We have too many wingers as it is. He needs regular football, and that’s what he should have got last season. Ridiculous that he only played 10 minutes for West Brom when on loan. Should be comfortably walking into that team and playing every game. Then again, Tony Pulis has no idea what technical footballing talent is. Gnabry didn’t fit his ultra defensive ‘hoof it up the pitch’ approach.
A club like Bournemouth, Everton, Crystal Palace or Southampton would be a perfect loan destination for him.
Apparently he had an attitude problem though.
This is about as much nonsense as one fan can handle.
There is absolutely NOTHING to suggest Gnabry has been “mistreated” in any way. He is a talented player trying to make it with a top club along with many other talented players trying to make it with top clubs.
And let’s face it – his success in Brazil is the only reason we are hearing about this now. We are all glad Gnabry is doing well in Brazil but the U23 Olympics cannot be the total measure for deciding that Gnabry should have been a 1st teamer for Arsenal or any other top club.
I remember 4 years ago when a Korean striker named Park also did well in the Olympics. I also remember some players from Honduras and Brazil who played well 4 years ago. NONE of them are with top clubs now.
I am sure many national team coaches think the players THEY coach should be given more chances to play for big clubs? Does the German coach think there is a conspiracy to keep Gnabry’s career from progressing?
Gnabry will get his chance to play if he continues to excel.
Other than that, this is really just pitiful whining from the German coach.
Gnabry has been largely unfit the past 2 seasons, and couldn’t even break into West Brom side. I’m glad he’s doing well at the Olympics, but stupid to criticize Arsenal. You need to be good enough to break into a competitive team and Gnabry has not done nearly enough in recent memory.
Gnarby has been given alot of chance under Wenger. Iwobi as well, but the difference is that Iwobi impresses every time he played. The only person that deserves his chance is Chuba Akpom,hes proven himself for 2 seasons now he can score. He deserves to feature in first team this season. He can do a bellerin hopefully
AGree that Gnabry has had chances and Iwobi has impressed more at Arsenal. Gnabry has had fitness issues and probably needs another season on loan. His decision to go to the olympics has also put him behind the other youngsters like Iwobi and Jeff. Gnabry could have declinedto go to the olympics, like Iwobi did, and stayed with the club to try to impress.