Posted on Sunday, 28th October 2012 by The Goon
The highly-rated 17-year-old winger, who was handed a professional contract in the summer after impressing in the Reserves, has made three appearances for The Gunners this season, making his Premier League debut last weekend against Norwich City at Carrow Road.
And Wenger has tipped the Germany youth international to be a success at Arsenal.
Quoted in The Sun recently, the Frenchman said:
‘He’s 17 years old and has a lot of talent. Like all 17-year-olds it’s a bit too easy at that stage but the talent and personality are there.
‘With the rest he just has to learn his job – that at this level you have to master all aspects of the game, of being a football player.
‘But you see that he has the talent to make a good career.’
Undoubtedly, Gnarby has a lot of potential to become a huge star for our club. However, he needs to be patient and be nurtured in the right way for this to transpire.
To be honest, and this may make some of you laugh out loud, but I reckon the youngster can push our first-team players for a place in the starting line-up. He has the desire and hunger, as well as the talent and ability to do so, in my opinion. If you look at wing options in our current squad, we have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Andrey Arshavin, Theo Walcott, Gervinho and Lukas Podolski. Now apart from Gervs, the rest are not natural wingers – AOC reckons his future lies in the centre of midfield, Theo is apparently a striker, Podolski IS a striker, while Andrey likes to sit behind the main man.
So why can’t Gnarby start for us? If he’s good enough, which he is in my opinion, then he should be playing. Granted he is a little inexperienced, but if Chambo at 19 can make appearances for us and Jack Wilshere breaking through at just 18, so can Gnarby. This of course is up for Wenger to ponder over.
In any case, I’m glad the young German has finally hit the scene and hope to see more of him during the course of the season.
Is Gnarby capable of breaking through the first-team this season?
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