Wenger is known as being one of the most influential managers in European football. He has developed some of the most skilled players ever to set foot on the pitch and he did so by easing them into Arsenal’s first team just around their 18th birthday or slightly later. The Gunners always had youngsters like Fabregas, Walcott or Wilshere growing next to important names who knew how to share their knowledge and guide those with less experience.
Up until recently, Wenger’s managerial style has been criticized mostly because the Emirates team could not hold on to those players who chose to leave after failing to win any trophy. That period seems like it is about to end. Massive investments have been made in the team and hopefully the 8 and a half year draught will end.
With the Gunners finally having something to look forward to, it seems most young players are here to stay. Serge Gnabry is the latest one who signed a new contract with Wenger’s team. The 18 year old German international who has been with Arsenal since 2011 is going to continue playing at the Emirates until 2018. According to ESPN, the wingers’ choice was influenced by Wenger who is known for giving chances to each of his players no matter how young they are.
Gnabry was also convinced that his future is with Arsenal after getting his first games for the first team since he came to London. The German international gave the fans and the press some insight on how Wenger treats each of his players. He was quite happy with the fact that the French manager is always available and points him in the right direction.
Serge Gnabry became the second youngest scorer for Arsenal after managing a goal against Swansea. Fabregas is the youngest, getting his first goal when he was 17. Hopefully Gnabry will become just as influential as the Spaniard was and will help the Gunners win those much awaited trophies. He is part of a great group that looks very promising and which may become a force to be reckoned with in a couple of years.