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Leeds United Confirm Enquiry To Loan Arsenal Youngster Serge Gnabry

Bid for Gnabry confirmed on Championship club’s Twitter page.

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Leeds United manager Brian McDermott confirmed via the club’s official Twitter page that he made an enquiry to Arsenal over the possibility of signing youngster Serge Gnabry on loan.

The German winger made the headlines over the weekend with a well-taken goal in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Swansea at the Liberty Stadium, his first ever for the club.

Rated as one of the most exciting prospects at the Emirates Stadium, Gnabry has been included in Arsene Wenger’s first team somewhat ahead of schedule recently due to an injury suffered by Theo Walcott.

Backup Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is also out injured for the long-term, meaning Gnabry has had the chance to impress on the right-wing spot for the side, and McDermott concedes he would be very surprised if they allowed the 18-year-old to leave now.

The former Reading manager added that he has looked into signing a number of other of Arsenal’s talented young players as he seeks to strengthen his squad for a promotion push this season.

“I made an enquiry for a couple of players at Arsenal – Gnabry was one of them. I wouldn’t think they will let him out now,” he said.

Arsenal have been known to let youngsters leave for some first-team experience in the lower leagues before, though Gnabry has not yet been loaned out since joining the club from Stuttgart in 2011.

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