Serge Gnabry

After making an impressive start to the season with the youth teams, Serge was quickly called up to the first-team squad and scored his first goal for the club in the Premier League game against Swansea City. The talented forward went on to start eight games for the Gunners and signed a new long-term contract with the club in October 2013.

He continued to compete for a starting berth during the winter months and received widespread praise for his fearless display against Tottenham in the third round of the FA Cup. The young German netted six goals for the academy sides, of which four of those came in the Uefa Youth League campaign which saw the young Gunners reach the last eight.

Serge Gnabry Profile

Born July 14, 1995
Stuttgart, Germany
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 27
Previous Club(s) VfB Stuttgart
Arsenal Debut September 26, 2012

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 in 2012.

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 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.

Serge Gnabry's Arsenal Career

  Prem Lge Europe FA Cup Lge Cup C. Shield Total
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2012-2013 0 + 1 0 0 + 1 0 0 0 1 + 1 0 0 0 1 + 3 0
2013-2014 5 + 4 1 0 + 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8 + 7 1
Total 5 + 5 1 0 + 4 0 2 0 2 + 1 0 0 0 9 + 10 1

My Year

  • 2014/15
  • 2013/14


A knee injury kept Serge out of action for the whole of August.


Serge spent September on the sidelines with a knee injury but Arsene Wenger confirmed he would be back in full training at the end of the month.


Serge joined Theo Walcott in making a welcome return from injury for Arsenal Under-21s in their goalless draw against Blackburn Rovers. The German forward lasted an hour at Meadow Park before completing 90 minutes and scoring against Stoke City Under-21s the following week. “I’ve worked a lot on my strength and my fitness,” Serge told “I’m hoping to get back to my best and return to the first team soon. I played an hour against Blackburn, so I’m ready whenever the coach decides I am.”


Serge missed the whole month through injury.


Serge missed the whole of December through injury.


Serge missed the whole month through injury.


It was a breakthrough month for Serge as the forward scored his first senior goal for the Gunners in the 2-1 win over Swansea. The German also played 120 minutes in the Capital One Cup game against West Brom. "Scoring my first Arsenal goal was something amazing," Serge told Arsenal Player after the Swansea game. "Everybody dreams of scoring for the first team and I've done that today so I'm very happy."


It was another memorable month for Serge after he signed a new long-term contract with the Club. The young winger made just two appearances as a substitute in October but was delighted to commit his future to the Gunners. "Arsenal is a great football club and I’m so happy to be here and sign a new contract. For me, now it’s all about working hard and developing my game. "I’ve had some good opportunities recently in the first team, which has given me extra confidence, and this will only improve my game. I’m looking forward to giving my best for this club in the years to come."


Serge was restricted to just one appearance in November which came in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester United.


Serge's only appearance in December came as a substitute against Manchester City. "Serge has a lot of qualities to be a good player and can help the first team to win," Laurent Koscielny said. "He has a lot of quality; he is quick, he has a lot of technique and he is so young so he has time. He needs to work hard in training to be with the first team but it is good for him to know the pressure of the game."


Serge produced an eye-catching performance in the win over Tottenham in the FA Cup and was rewarded with further starts against Aston Villa, Fulham, Coventry and Southampton. "He [Gnabry] always takes his opportunity to make a great impact and that's what we need," Per Mertesacker told Arsenal Player. "I'm very pleased for him and for our team that his contribution to us, at his age, is absolutely amazing this season. He came in against Swansea, did a good job and scored the first goal. "When I see him every day in training you can see that someone is coming but we try to keep him calm and he takes it really seriously."


Serge was restricted to just one appearance in March, which came as a late substitute in the draw against Bayern Munich.


A knee injury kept Serge out of action for the whole of April.


Serge did not feature for the first team in May.