Gnabry will leave Arsenal to join one of two Championship clubs
By Arsenal correspondent Tony Hughes
Serge Gnabry is set to join one of two Championship clubs on loan on deadline day, Arsene Wenger has revealed.
Speaking at his media briefing on Monday morning, the manager admitted that the winger is heading for a second loan spell of the season.
The manager is keen for Gnabry to get some first-experience after Arsenal recalled him from his disastrous loan spell at West Brom earlier this month.
Football Insider reported on Sunday that Brighton, Fulham and Charlton are among the clubs who have made loan bids for the 20-year-old German.
Wenger said: “I know it is between two clubs but I don’t want to confirm anything too early. I want to give him some competition like we did last year with Francis Coquelin and if possible call him back.”
The winger played only 12 minutes of Premier League football after signing for West Brom 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.
West Brom manager Tony 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.