German teen wins Wenger praise
Arsene Wenger has singled out Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry for special praise claiming he is 'a great hope for the future'.
The Gunners' chief has been impressed with the progress made by the 17-year-old Germany youth international since his arrival at the Emirates. And, after Gnabry has shown the coaching staff that he has all the credentials to emulate some star players who have already gone on to full international honours via the Gunners' set up, Wenger is confident that he will fulfil his potential with them. Ahead of the Capital One Cup third round tie against Coventry on Wednesday, in which Gnabry is likely to be given a run-out, Wenger told the club's website: "Serge Gnabry is a great hope for the future. I rate him highly. "He is in the category of [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain and Walcott - guys who have great power, great pace, good dribbling skills, goal scoring potential and good vision as well for the final ball. "He can play central behind the striker or on the flanks. "If he continues his development, I think he could play this season in the first team, but at the moment he needs to work and ensure he remains fit."