Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry has been sent out on loan to Premier League side West Bromwich Albion, and could be handed his debut with the club against Watford this Saturday.
Baggies boss Tony Pulis claims both Gnabry and fellow Hawthorns new boy Salomon Rondon have trained well, and insists that the pair could be in line for starts against the Horns – or at least a spot on the bench.
“He’s [Rondon] done very well,” Pulis said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.
“Him and Gnabry have spent a lot of time working with the fitness coach.
“But Salomon has showed a great attitude, he’s a great lad and we’ve been impressed with him.
“They have worked hard in the last week or so, the two of them, and I will assess it with the medical team to see if they’re ready, if not to start then for the bench.”
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Gnabry has spent much of the last two seasons sidelined with injury, an injury which came at a truly unfortunate time for the youngster.
He was just starting to see his first team opportunities increase, and with Theo Walcott suffering a serious injury around the same time, the teenager would probably have been propelled even further forward.
Regular action at the Emirates probably would have been hard to come by this season though, so Arsene Wenger rightly chose to farm him out on loan.
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Gnabry has bags of potential, so hopefully he gains some much needed experience while at West Brom and returns a better player.