German youngster Serge Gnabry has been relegated to West Brom’s u21 side.
Playing at the Hawthorns on Monday evening, Gnabry was involved in both goals as the Baggies u21s won 2-0 against Stoke City u21s.
24 hours later, and Aaron Ramsey limped off against Bayern Munich. A hamstring injury will see the Welshman out for a month and, without Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky, Arsenal’s squad is looking decidedly thin.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will almost certainly take Ramsey’s place, but it doesn’t leave Arsène Wenger much room to shuffle his squad. Annoyingly, Serge Gnabry would be perfect for this very situation.
With Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both out in 2013/14, Gnabry was given his chance and played excellently out wide. An injury kept him out for around a year but, fit once more, the 20-year-old was loaned to West Brom for valuable first team experience.
But he isn’t getting any. So far this season he has only been on the bench five times, and only actually came off the bench once to play a meagre 12 minutes against Chelsea. It’s not on.
Arsenal have made an error loaning Gnabry out, who would now be getting more minutes at Arsenal than he is at West Brom. Maybe there’s an option to cut the loan short, because right now it’s of no use to anyone.