As featured on NewsNow: Football news

​Mertesacker, Ozil pushed for ex-Arsenal winger Gnabry call-up in 2014

Germany coach Joachim Low has admitted that he was told about the qualities of Serge Gnabry many years ago.

The Bayern Munich star has shown his quality in Germany, after he struggled to make an impact in the Premier League with Arsenal and Stoke.

Gnabry has burst onto the scene with Germany, scoring for fun in his first few appearances.

Low reveals that Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker spoke to him about the player in 2014.

"I actually wanted to take Serge to the World Cup in 2014 when he was 18," revealed Low to reporters.

"Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil told me that he was crazy in training and that he had a lot of pace. But then he suffered an injury."

About the author

Ansser Sadiq

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free