Serge Gnabry, once a former midfielder in the Gunner’s team under the leadership of Arsene Wenger, has credited his recent rise to prominence to his former boss.
This came on the heels of the midfielder’s inclusion and debut at the national level for Germany.
In his debut for Joachim Low’s side on Saturday against San Marino, the 21-year old was able to come off with a hat trick in the game that ended in an 8-0 thrashing of the underdog opponents.
A shock move recently this summer had seen the German midfielder head off to Werder Bremen despite having agreed to a new deal with the Emirates dwellers. The new deal, however, could not hold him back at Arsenal as at the end of a successful Olympics tournament with his country, he felt it was time to move to first team football.
The fans of the club were quite displeased that he had to leave for a fee of just £5.5 million but Gnabry has come out to say that without the time spent at the club and the manager, Arsene Wenger, he would have not been where he is today.
While speaking with RND Radio, Gnabry had said,
“Without being in England, I would not be the player I am now. There was Arsenal’s quick playing style, for example, which I learned.
“When you are a young player and you get to train with such top players as there are at Arsenal for three years then of course you take something away with you and it improves you. That was definitely the case with me. I probably would not be here now if I had not been in England,” he added.
Gnabry had recently been linked with a move to Bayern Munich but Werder Bremen have denied ever having any intentions to sell the player in January.