Arsenal starlet Serge Gnabry has returned to north London with his loan spell cut short with West Bromwich Albion, according to reports in The Telegraph.
The 20-year-old midfielder, who burst onto the scene as a lively teenager in 2012, has struggled to muster more than 12 minutes of Premier League action this season and has rarely featured in the matchday squad at the Hawthorns (via The Telegraph).
West Brom Manager Tony Pulis is thought to have not rated the German younster who has struggled to come back from a severe knee injury that kept him sidelined for the best part of 2014. Pulis is quoted by The Telegraph as stating Gnabry is not “at that level to play the games”, a rather harsh assessment of player that had a very promising future ahead of him.
It could well be down to Gnabry’s persistent injury troubles that have halted his progress, and his flair and risky style of play is unlikely to be favoured by the strict regime of Pulis. The only way forward for the midfielder is to seek another loan away this January, with the Telegraph suggesting some Championship clubs are interested in his services.
Although it will come as a real shame to see such a promising young talent like Gnabry suffer a blow to his confidence, another move elsewhere could prove beneficial for the Germany U21 international in the long term.