Serge Gnabry is a German footballer who plays for English outfit Arsenal and the Germany national football team. Of Ivorian descent Gnabry signed for Arsenal from VfB Stuttgart aged just 16 years old.
Gnabry's former club VfB Stuttgart agreed a £100,000 deal with Premier League side Arsenal in 2010, but he had to wait until 2011, when he was 16, to join the English side. Gnabry officially joined Arsenal for the 2011Ã¢â‚¬â€œ12 season in which he played for the under-18s for the majority of the season but after impressive displays, Gnabry was then promoted to the Reserves.
Gnabry then made his professional first-team debut for Arsenal on 26 September 2012 against Coventry City in the League Cup in which he came on in the 72nd minute for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as Arsenal routed Coventry 6Ã¢â‚¬â€œ1. On 20 October 2012 he made his Premier League debut in the 1Ã¢â‚¬â€œ0 defeat against Norwich City in Carrow Road, becoming Arsenal's third youngest player in the league's history, after Jack Wilshere and Cesc FÃƒÂ bregas. Four days later, he made his Champions League debut, coming on as a substitute in Arsenal's 2Ã¢â‚¬â€œ0 home loss to FC Schalke 04. Gnabry's impressive start to the season resulted in a nomination for the Golden Boy Award 2013
Gnabry has represented Germany at various youth levels, including the under-16, under-17 and under-18 level. On 22 March 2013, Gnabry scored a brace for Germany U18s in a 3Ã¢â‚¬â€œ2 defeat to France U18, the second goal a powerful strike from long-range.