Gunners teenager Serge Gnabry is delighted with his progress, and hailed Arsenal signing Mesut Ozil and the team’s other Germans.
Arsenal starlet Serge Gnabry has hailed the last week as the biggest of his life.
The 18 year-old Gunners winger was quite suddenly handed a chance to make a mark at Emirates Stadium last weekend when Theo Walcott pulled out of the starting lineup against Stoke City with an abdominal injury, and has since gone on to play 120 minutes against West Bromwich Albion in the Capital One Cup, and Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.
Gnabry put his tired legs and penalty miss against the Baggies behind him to return to the Arsenal XI with a fine performance in south Wales, and scored his first goal for the north London club with a fine low strike from Aaron Ramsey’s reverse ball.
“Scoring my first goal for Arsenal is something amazing,” Gnabry told Arsenal Player.
“Everybody dreams of scoring for the first team and I’ve done that today so I’m very happy.
“I think my goal was the moment where we broke through and that gave us a lot of belief and a lot of momentum to think we can win the game.”
Gnabry also spoke of how impressed he was with the other German players in the team, with Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil helping the teenager throughout, and Lukas Podolski currently sidelined by injury.
“It helps when you’ve got players from the same country speaking the same language. Especially for me as a young player, they talk to me a lot and I can learn a lot from them,” he said.
“It’s good for Arsenal having these good players in the team.”