Former West Brom boss Tony Pulis has steered Arsene Wenger ought to take among the blame for Serge Gnabry’s unsuccessful spell in English soccer.
The Germany worldwide endured a troublesome stint beneath Pulis duringin a season-long mortgage spell at The Hawthorns within the 2015/16 season.
Gnabry made simply three appearances beneath Pulis earlier than being recalled by Arsenal mid means via the mortgage.
Few might have predicted what was to return for the winger after swapping north London for Werder Bremen in 2016.
His performances for the Bundesliga outfit raised just a few eyebrows and after boasting 11 objectives in 27 appearances, Bayern Munich paid Werder £7 million for his providers.
The 27-year-old has gone on to internet 74 objectives in 199 video games for Bayern and has grow to be an everyday within the German nationwide workforce.
It’s all a far cry from his ill-fated spell within the West Midlands when Pulis famously informed reporters that Gnabry was ‘not on the required stage’ to play for West Brom.
Chatting with the Undr the Cosh podcast, Pulis stated: “I all the time get this thrown at me, however what individuals neglect is that we had [Gnabry] on mortgage, Arsenal had been his mom membership, and Arsene Wenger was his supervisor and he offered him to Werder Bremen for £7million.
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“He had him right from 14 all the way through, I only had him for a couple of months.”
Pulis didn’t stop short of praising Gnabry’s transformation but did reveal one instance when he was hauled off after a poor showing during a reserve game for the Baggies
He added: “He has done fantastically well now, you have to hold your hands up, but at the time he was nowhere near it. He was brought off in a reserve game.
“I wasn’t there but they played Aston Villa on a Monday night and the reserve coach, who is at Sheffield Wednesday with Darren [Moore] now, brought him off.
“He stated he by no means tried a leg, he stood out extensive, he flicked it up just a few occasions and that was it.
“He has gone on to nice issues and finished fantastically nicely.
“I bear in mind ringing Kempy (Dave Kemp, former West Brom assistant supervisor) and saying he has gone to Bayern Munich, and Kempy stated it have to be his twin brother, it could possibly’t be the participant we had.”
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