German youngster gets reward for fine form.
Arsenal have confirmed that they have rewarded young midfielder Serge Gnarby for his rapid progress over the last year by offering him a new long term deal, Sky Sports reports.
Gnarby has recently been capped at youth level by his country and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger admitted that he has high hopes for the player after scoring in the 2-1 victory at Swansea earlier in the season, a week after making his full Premier League debut against Stoke.
He first broke through into the Arsenal first team last season, masking substitute appearances in both the Premier League and the Champions League against Schalke.
“We signed Serge Gnabry because I believe that he will be a great player,” Wenger told the club’s official website.
“He’s nearly there now, and competes for a regular place in the team in the Premier League.
“He has technical ability, he has power, he has pace, he has finishing quality and he can give a final ball. He’s a powerful offensive player and I believe that he will be a great player for Arsenal Football Club.”
Gnarby expressed his delight at being given the opportunity to show what he can do at the club and is delighted to have secured his future plans so early on.
“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,” he said.
“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.”