If you believe reports, West Bromwich Albion are keen on signing young Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry on a season long loan deal. The West midlands club had submitted a £5 million offer for Nottingham Forest winger Michail Antonio that was rejected thus forcing them to turn their interest to the speedy German U21 international.
Gnabry who was signed by Arsenal from VfB Stuttgart in 2010 for £100,000 made his professional first-team debut on the 26th of September, 2012 against Coventry City when he came on for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in a 6-1 rout in the League Cup and his Premier League debut in Arsenals 1-0 defeat against Norwich City at Carrow Road.
Gnabry has done well to recover from a knee injury he picked up in the UEFA Champions League last season that sidelined him for much of the 2014/2015 Premier League season. A plethora of media sources have quoted Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitting that he would be willing to let the youngster go out on loan to gain more first team experience rather than on a permanent deal.
A loan move to West Brom will play to Gnabrys’ skillset giving the way Tony Pulis sets up his side to play. A typical Pulis tutored side will aim to play long balls and concentrate on wing play thus leading to a bombardment of crosses in the opposition area. Serge Gnabry is fast, a good dribbler and a fairly consistent crosser of the ball. These attributes epitomize a typical winger in a Pulis team. This loan deal will do wonders to Gnabry’s confidence and help him gain much needed first-team experience at a top level team.