Pulis: Arsenal loanee Gnabry not good enough for West Brom

Date published: Tuesday 27th October 2015 3:02

Serge Gnabry: Midfielder played only 12 minutes in league

Tony Pulis says Serge Gnabry is not good enough to break into West Brom’s first team amid calls for the Arsenal loanee to be given a chance.

Many Baggies fans are starting to become disillusioned with Pulis’ style of football, with West Brom having scored only eight league goals this season – the joint fewest in the division alongside Watford.

Following the 1-0 win at Norwich, defender Jonny Evans admitted the team aren’t the best to watch, which has led to fans calling for the introduction of attacking midfielder Gnabry to add some flair to the side.

“Serge has come here to play games but he just hasn’t been for me, at the moment, at that level to play the games,” said Pulis.

“He’s come from academy football and not played much league football. Does academy football really prepare players for league football? And we’re talking about Premier League football here.

“As a manager you pick a team that’s going to win a game of football. You pick your best team, you don’t leave people out because you don’t like them, because of this, that and the other.”

Gnabry was described by Arsene Wenger as a “great hope” for the future after the German became the Gunners second-youngest goalscorer in 2013 but injuries have stunted the 20-year-old’s development and he has played only 12 minutes of league football since his move to the Hawthorns.

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