Serge Gnabry Profile
July 14, 1995
|Previous Club(s)||VfB Stuttgart|
|Arsenal Debut||September 26, 2012|
A skilful forward, Serge continued his encouraging progress during his second year in north London – netting seven times in all competitions.
Having established himself as a key player in Arsenal’s under-21 side, the ex-VfB Stuttgart youngster was handed his first-team debut as a substitute in the 6-1 win over Coventry City in the 2012/13 Capital One Cup. He proceeded to make his Premier League bow in a 1-0 league defeat at Norwich City in October 2012, and also came off the bench in a Champions League tie against Schalke at Emirates Stadium four days later.
Serge, who is equally at home anywhere across the front line, made his full debut in the memorable 7-5 League Cup victory away at Reading before scoring vital goals against CSKA Moscow and Chelsea – the former in front of a big crowd at Emirates Stadium – as Arsenal progressed to the semi-finals of the NextGen Series.
Having signed his first professional contract with the Club in the summer of 2012, the following year he was part of the first team’s tour to Asia, and featured heavily out in Indonesia, Vietnam and Japan. He also played in the Emirates Cup against Napoli.
Serge has also made an impact at international level, featuring frequently for the German youth sides from under-16 to under-19 levels. He scored two fine goals for the under-18s against France in March 2013, and has been tipped for a under-21 call-up if his rapid progress at Arsenal continues apace.