Remember the name Serge Gnabry - because the young forward is certainly one to watch.

The Germany youth international enjoyed an excellent first season at Arsenal after joining the Club as a first-year scholar from Stuttgart last summer.

Being one of the younger members of Steve Bould's Under-18s set-up certainly did not phase the 16-year-old and he quickly made the step up to the reserves.

It was just reward for an exciting year on the wing for the Under-18s, for whom Serge scored six goals. His scorching debut effort against Crystal Palace was a sign of things to come, with superb strikes against the likes of Leicester and Charlton also catching the eye.

A consistent season in the second string is the next step for the youngster, who could earn himself a place in Arsène Wenger's Carling Cup squad sooner rather than later if he continues to sparkle.

SOUNDBITE
“I am enjoying it very much, it’s a big club and a big opportunity for me. Arsenal give young players in the first team, also the reserves is a good level so I am developing myself. I hope to get a chance in the first team. It was a big move for me to come here but it is a dream for every kid to play for Arsenal. You can be proud of yourself if you come here."

FINEST MOMENT
Depite having only just turned 16, it didn't take Serge long to make an impact in Steve Bould's Under-18s. Turning his man 30 yards from goal, the young German drove forward before planting an unstoppable drive past the Crystal Palace goalkeeper. Quite the entrance.

SERGE GNABRY 2011/12 SEASON STATS
  Appearances Goals
Premier Reserve League 6 2
Premier Academy League 7+2 6
FA Youth Cup 1 -
Total 14+2 8
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