I must admit to being a little surprised at the decision by Arsene Wenger to allow Chuba Akpom to go and join Hull City on a season long loan for the coming season, especially after the young striker had impressed during pre-season and been praised highly by his manager.
But once that deal was done and with Yaya Sanogo having gone to the Dutch club Ajax, it is no surprise to see the Daily Mail reporting that our young German international Serge Gnabry will also be heading out of the Emirates. Unlike Akpom who will be playing in the Championship though, Gnabry is set for some Premier League action as he will be working under Tony Pulis at West Brom.
I think this is a brilliant move for the young Gunner as he is likely to get plenty of playing time with the Baggies and we saw before he picked up that long term knee injury that the boy can cut it at the top level. I know some Arsenal fans will think that the boss should have kept him in case of injury problems, with the latest Jack Wilshere knock fresh in all of our minds, but realistically he needs to go on loan to get back to where he was a couple of seasons ago.
I wonder if Gnabry could be in line to feature in his loan club´s Premier League opener? It is against Man City on Monday night and if West Brom are in need of a goal in the latter stages, I have a feeling that Pulis might just give Super Serge the nod.