The German is expected to keep his place in the side for the trip to West Bromwich Albion in the Capital One Cup today and says he is excited at the prospect of a prolonged run in the first team.
Speaking to Arsenal official website, he said:
I think I’m close [to being a regular]. I’ve been around the squad for most of the games now so I think it’s going very well and I’m pleased with the situation I’m in right now.
I need a couple more games to get back my match sharpness and I need to improve on my technique and my weaker foot. The game is quicker [at this level], other players are stronger and faster so it’s really difficult to defend but you have to adapt to it. I’m working on that side of my game.
I was very excited [against Coventry]. Playing in the first team for the first time was really pleasing and if I look back I’m delighted with the way it went.
As for Reading, that was just a special night. Everyone who has seen the game must have gone crazy about it so it was really good to be involved in that game and it was a great experience.
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This competition has done a lot because it gives young players a chance, especially at Premier League clubs. It’s a really good competition and I’m hoping I’m going to be involved in it this season.
I think we can win it [the Capital One Cup] because we’ve got good players. We are obviously young but it’s not about age. I think we have a chance.
Gnarby joined the Gunners a few years back and made an instant impact on English soil and has continued that impact over the years at the club. He made his way through the youth ranks and then into the reserve team at just 17, the now 18 year old winger is beginning to big make moves on the Arsenal first team.
He had a very good game on Sunday and he seemed completely unfazed by his sudden and surprising inclusion as he was calm while keeping his nerves in crucial situations and also contributed admirably to the team’s win against the physical prowess of Stoke City.
It would be exciting to watch him today and i think he will definitely succeed at Arsenal in the long run. The surgery will keep Walcott out of action for a few weeks and this will give the German a great chance and hopefully he will compete with Walcott when he eventually comes back.
What are your thoughts Gooners?