Talented Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry has joined West Bromwich Albion on a season-long loan deal today.
The 20-year-old winger made 14 appearances for the Gunners in 2013-14, but missed out on any first-team play last season due to injury.
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Gnabry played for Germany in the U-21 European Championships earlier this summer, and has been tabbed to have a bright future for Arsenal. However, Arsene Wenger knows he will find more minutes at West Brom, who will likely be fighting towards the bottom of the table throughout the season.
Wenger spoke to Arsenal’s website, saying “We know Serge is ready to play in the Premier League, but we know as well that what is needed for him is to get 25 to 30 games to show that he can produce it on a regular basis and cope with it physically.”
Gnabry took to Twitter to announce his move earlier today.
Gnabry joins Rickie Lambert at The Hawthorns as Tony Pulis continues to search for more offensive weapons heading into the 2015-16 Premier League season. Saido Berahino scored 14 goals last season for West Brom, but has been rumored for a possible move away from the club all summer.
The Baggies kick off the new season on Monday at 3 p.m. ET against Manchester City, which can be seen live on NBCSN or streamed online via Live Extra.