Goal is carrying a report that Arsene Wenger has revealed the reasons why he sent Segre Gnabry on a season-long loan to West Bromich Albion this summer. According to the report, Wenger and his coaching staff are well aware that Gnabry is highly-talented but that he would not be able to be a starter in the team, hence, a loan move will benefit him.
A product of Arsenal academy, Gnabry broke into the first team two seasons ago and he immediately earned rave reviews, with pundits and fans praising his talent. An injury last season means the German ace could not feature in a Premier League match and now he has been farmed out to West Brom on a loan basis.
Wenger explains that Gnabry needs to play a number of games across the seasons in order to revive his career.
“[Gnabry] had a very tough and was out for over a year from the first team and what he needs now is competition and to compete at the regular level,” said Wenger, as per Goal.
“Here, now, he would not maybe be in the first XI and because he needs first to compete. So I believe for him, we know he is ready to compete in the Premier League.
“But we know as well what is needed now for him is to get 25-30 games to show that he can produce it on a regular basis and cope with it physically.”
Gnabry is now expected to feature regularly in Tony Pulis’ team and the Baggies’ boss – who is famed for his tactical astuteness and compactness – can help improve the player’s defensive aspect of the game.
The Germany Under 21 star becomes West Brom’s fourth summer signing, following James McClean, James Chester and Rickie Lambert’s arrival earlier. Gnabry too will be hoping to succeed in his loan spell at the club in order to earn a staring berth in the Arsenal first team.
The 20-year old told Albion’s official website: “I’m very delighted by the move.
“I see the opportunity that I can play, it’s a good club and I’ve heard good things. I’m very happy that I’ve signed here.
“I’ve got good impressions and I feel it’s a good environment for me to play and also develop as a player.”
Gnabry joined Arsenal in 2011 from Stuttgart. He made his debut in the League Cup against Coventry in 2012. So far, he has made 19 appearances for Arsenal and scored once against Swansea in 2013.