Arsenal forward Serge Gnabry scored a wonderful solo effort for the U-21s against Bolton Wanderers yesterday as he continues his search for full match-fitness.
The German U-21 star hasn’t made a first-team appearance this season after suffering from an unusual knee injury and he’s now become the forgotten man at the club.
Gnabry burst onto the scene at the beginning of last season and filled in admirably during a time where we were suffering from a shortage of wingers.
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His highlight certainly came at the Liberty Stadium in September 2013, where Gnabry scored his first Premier League goal in a game in which he produced some stunning football.
Considering his age and the development squad he was part of, Gnabry was always positioned as the next academy graduate to make waves in the first team.
However, this persistent injury has meant that Hector Bellerin is the latest player to make the most difficult transition in a professional footballer’s career.
Arsene Wenger’s transfer business this summer could become heavily reliant on how quickly he believes Gnabry can reintegrate into the team.
As a manager who loves ‘internal solutions’, Theo Walcott’s replacement could already be waiting in the wings.
Here is his goal as Gnabry reminds many of what he’s capable of.