The German has spoken out on the impact first team football at Arsenal has had on his career and life in general.
The teenage forward has enjoyed a breakthrough season, making 14 appearances for the Gunners and scoring his first goal at Swansea in September. Such is the speed of Serge Gnabry’s progress that it is easy to forget he only joined the club in 2011 as a 16-year-old academy prospect. Now he is even being mentioned as a contender for Germany’s World Cup squad.
The 18-year-old has adapted well to the rigours of first-team football, but says it is a clear step up on what he has experienced before.
Gnabry told Arsenal player…
“I am very happy with how this season has gone,” Gnabry told Arsenal Player. “I am a very young player, so to be alongside all these top players, in a squad with massive potential, has been really good. I have been involved in most of the games so I am very happy.
“[My life] has changed a lot. Obviously you get more attention from fans and get recognised more often. Also, as a player you feel confident when you are in and around a team of top players. I’m just trying to get to the next level now.
“It makes you a better person. I have grown up a lot since I came from the youth team, and it is a good experience to be playing, training and learning from all the top players here.”
“It is very tough to play in the Premier League, you have to be at a constant level – both physically and mentally,” he said.
“You have to prepare for the games and be spot on in them, so really that is the biggest challenge for me.
Gnabry, whenever he features for the gunners has always given his best, and the talented young German have shown much prospects considering the player being only 18-year-old. But would need more play time to exhibit his full potentials.
Although he has admitted to the difficult terrain of the English Premier league, but One would likely expect a lot from him in the coming years as he has shown to be very hard working.