Date: 15th November 2016 at 2:47pm
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After his international debut hat-trick for Germany on Friday Serge Gnabry’s current club Werder Bremen ‘mocked’ Arsenal, however the Gunners gave as good as we got on social media.

The 21-year-old first joined the academy in 2011 but after struggling to hold down a regular first-team place and his contract set to expire at the end of this season (and it unlikely he would sign new one) he was sold to Bremen at the start of the campaign.

His form in the Bundesliga saw him called up in this international window but he’s credited the part Arsenal played in his development, quoted by FourFourTwo as telling RND he wouldn’t have been the player he is without that.

‘I would not have been the player I am, not without my time in England. There is Arsenal’s playing style, for example, that I had to learn during my time there. And it is a given that you learn a lot and improve when you are training with great players like at Arsenal for three years. That was definitely the case with me. I would perhaps not have been with the national team now without my time in England.’

It’s always a shame when a player is developed at Arsenal only to benefit another club in the future but, as we’ve recently said, not all players will make it with the Gunners and for every Gnabry that doesn’t a number of others will.

As for his Germany call up he thought Joachim Low’s call was him getting a ‘prank call’ at first, which obviously it wasn’t.

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