Serge Gnabry has rejected Ivory Coast to represent Germany…
Arsenal’s prodigal young German winger Serge Gnabry has committed his international future to Germany, reports Sky Sports.
The 18-year-old had the option to play for Ivory Coast, whom his father Jean-Hermann represented, but the Gunners wonderkid has decided to play for Germany instead.
Gnabry has played for various German youth sides already, and felt the choice was an easy one to make.
“Since I have played for the Germany youth teams, it is no question for me that I want to play for Germany by any means,” he told Die Welt.
“I hope that I can make the leap into the first team.”
This season, the teenager has burst onto the scene into the Premier League, and has been given five starts by Arsene Wenger as a result of the promise he’s already shown.
His dribbling is a particular strength, but he has also the technical ability to drift infield and link up with fellow midfielders, or play a clever pass through to onrushing strikers.
Gnabry is unlikely to feature this evening against Bayern Munich, but knows in the future he will need to establish himself as a first-team regular in order to win international caps.
“I am fully focused on Arsenal in order to win minutes there,” he said.
“Because, to be honest, if that does not happen, making the national team will be extremely difficult. We will see what happens in the future.”