Arsenal’s exciting winger Serge Gnabry is at the centre of a tug of war between Germany and Ivory Coast with regards to which country he should play for at the senior level. The tricky winger has represented Germany at youth level but is still eligible to represent either nation at the national level and the African nation now wants to have him for their national team. Apparently, they are already building their squad for the World Cup.
According to Daily mail, Gnabry might make his own decision before the end of 2013.
Certainly, playing at the World Cup would appeal to him. Playing at the World Cup is a honour but doing it as young as 19 would be a greater one. Opting for Ivory Coast would brighten his chances of making the football fiesta in Brazil but should he opt for Germany, his chances of making the German squad though slim isn’t totally remote as German boss Joachim Low has confirmed that the Arsenal youngster was in his plans for the tournament. For the coach to have muttered that, there must be something exciting about him.
With him surrounded by more Germans at Arsenal, I bet he would feel more German than Ivorian and that might play a key role in his final decision.
Gnabry adds to the number of Arsenal’s youngsters that are immersed in the dilemma of which country to play for. His compatriot on the fringes of the first team Geidon Zelalem is also a bone of contention amongst three nations: Germany, USA and Ethopia while Frimpong just recently switched his allegiance to Ghana. Hope Gnabry chooses wisely.