Arsène Wenger thinks Serge Gnabry is ready for the physical demands of top-flight football.
The young German winger made his first Premier League start last Sunday against Stoke City and played 120 minutes in the midweek Capital One Cup win over West Bromwich Albion.
He is still a young boy but he shows that he has qualityArsène Wenger
And Wenger insists Gnabry has the technique and strength to cope with the challenge of the Premier League.
"To play in the Premier League today is very seldom for a young boy who is 17 years old," said Wenger. "But he has the body to cope with the duels and he is ready to do that.
"We have some other boys who have the technical quality to play in the Premier League but are not resistant enough yet to compete physically, but he [Gnabry] has that."
"It is a good opportunity for him. I haven't decided if I will start him tomorrow [at Swansea] but he of course has a good opportunity. He is still a young boy but he shows that he has quality."Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 27 Sep 2013