Arsenal’s Serge Gnabry can make Germany squad, says Joachim Low
Germany manager Joachim Low says Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry can make his squad for next summer's World Cup
Joachim Low has hinted Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry could be in line for a surprise inclusion in his Germany squad for next summer’s World Cup.
The 18-year-old winger, who moved to the north London side in a £100,000 deal from Stuttgart in 2010, has broken into Arsene Wenger’s first-team plans this season.
The Germany Under-19 international has scored once in four Premier League appearances, whilst the winger came on as a substitute in a 2-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund in Champions League.
Low’s men were 1-0 winners against England at Wembley on Tuesday thanks to Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker’s winner, and the Germany boss is keeping a close eye on Gunners winger Gnabry.
“The boy is really good. He has exceptional qualities,” Low said.
“I’m still open [to him making the World Cup squad]. We have an eye on him.”
Arsenal tied down Gnabry to a new long-term contract last month, and Gunners boss Wenger tipped the forward to become a great player.
“We signed Serge Gnabry because I believe that he will be a great player,” said Wenger. “He’s nearly there now, and competes for a regular place in the team in the Premier League.
“He has technical ability, he has power, he has pace, he has finishing quality and he can give a final ball. He’s a powerful offensive player and I believe that he will be a great player for Arsenal Football Club.”