Hector Bellerin has sent a cheeky shot at former West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis over his treatment of former Gunner Serge Gnabry.

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Hector Bellerin and Serge Gnabry with Arsenal

After being given his Premier League debut with Arsenal at just 17 years old and becoming a first-team regular as a teenager, Gnabry then went through a difficult season in 2014/15 where he struggled with persistent injury problems.

As a result, the youngster was handed a loan to fellow Premier League side West Brom, managed by Tony Pulis at the time. However, Pulis refused to give him any game time and implied Gnabry wasn’t good enough for their team.

Gnabry returned to Arsenal midway through the season, struggling for fitness, and at the end of the campaign, he decided to return to Germany rather than extending his contract with the Gunners.

Since then, the winger has gone on to become a big success in the country. He earned a move to Bayern Munich and won their Player of the Season award for his first full campaign in 2018/19.

Former teammate Hector Bellerin clearly hasn’t forgotten what Pulis said about the winger back in 2015, and he made sure to bring it up when the PotS award was announced.


Gnabry seemed pleased to still have the support of his old friend in England.

It’s a shame the two couldn’t be working together on the pitch with Arsenal every week. Gnabry clearly felt he had a better chance to succeed in Germany, and it’s working for him so far.