By Arsenal correspondent Tony Hughes
Serge Gnabry is set to head out on loan from Arsenal in the final days of the January window.
Arsene Wenger admitted in the wake of the Gunners’ 2-1 FA Cup fourth-round win over Burnley that he is keen for the winger to get some first-experience.
Gnabry was recalled from a disastrous loan spell at West Brom earlier this month after Arsenal exercised a recall option in the agreement.
The 20-year-old German’s season-long loan was cut short by Arsenal after a difficult spell at the Hawthorns under manager Tony Pulis.
Speaking about Gnabry at his post-match media conference on Saturday afternoon, Wenger said: “I am tempted to give him some competition because he has not played at West Brom. I am tempted to let him go somewhere to do with him what I did with Coquelin, somewhere for a month or two.”
The winger played only 12 minutes of Premier League football after signing in August, leading to frustration at Arsenal that he was not getting any action.
Gnabry did not appear for West Brom following the 3-0 League Cup defeat at Norwich on 23 September.
Pulis admitted earlier this season that the Germany under-21 international was not “at that level to play games” and he barely figured in Albion’s matchday squads.
However, Arsenal rate him highly and believe his development would be better served by playing competitive football in the Championship.