Arsene Wenger hopes Serge Gnarby can capitalise on Theo Walcott’s absence.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has urged youngster Serge Gnarby to seize his opportunity in the absence of Theo Walcott.
With England international Walcott sidelined for around a month, Gnarby has started the Gunners’ last two matches and impressed in the 3-1 Premier League win over Stoke last Sunday.
The German midfielder could keep his place for Saturday’s visit to Swansea, with Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also unfit.
Wenger says he is impressed with the Germany under-19 star and has urged Gnarby to take his chance.
“He has a good opportunity. He’s still a young boy but he shows that he has quality,” the Frenchman told a press conference ahead of the trip to South Wales.
“It’s very seldom that an 18-year-old boy can compete physically in the Premier League.”