Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: Why I won’t recall Serge Gnabry from loan
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger runs rule over on-loan West Brom forward Serge Gnabry
Arsene Wenger says he has no plans to recall Arsenal starlet Serge Gnabry from his loan at West Brom.
The Germany international has made two Premier League appearances for the Baggies since his season-long loan switch in the summer transfer window.
I hope that he’s facing the challenge and is putting the effort in
However, West Brom manager Tony Pulis revealed that the highly-rated Baggies youngster isn’t fit enough to feature in his first-team.
And Wenger, whose side face Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, has challenged Gnabry to win over the West Brom manager with his quality.
“Serge Gnabry is on loan for the season,” Wenger told his pre-match media conference on Friday afternoon.
“We cannot get him back before the transfer period. Loans between Premier League clubs are season-long loan.
“I heard that Tony Pulis is not happy with him. He has to change the opinion of Tony Pulis because I think that Serge Gnabry has the quality to play in the Premier League. He has shown that.
“It’s good that he faces this kind of battle because it will make him stronger if the turns the opinion of Tony Pulis around. I hope that he’s facing the challenge and is putting the effort in.”
Gnabry has played just 12 minutes of Premier League football for West Brom this season.
The 20-year-old has scored once in 18 appearances in all competitions for the north London side since making his debut in 2013.
The German youngster missed the 2014/15 season with a knee injury, which he suffered in the Champions League in the previous season.