VIDEO: The German youngsters who Wenger says are Arsenal’s ‘wonderkids’
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that two of his most promising young players are German ‘wonderkids’.
The French tactician made the comments during co-commentary for French TV station TF1, while also suggesting that the Euro 2012 semi-finalists are catching Spain in terms of young talent following their 4-2 quarter-final win over Greece.
“I think Germany are catching Spain in terms of youth systems. We also have two German wonderkids at Arsenal”, said Wenger.
It’s likely that Wenger was referring to Thomas Eisfield (18) and Serge Gnabry (16), the latter of whom chose Emirates Stadium over moneybags Manchester City despite being offered a much better scholarship deal by Roberto Mancini’s side.
Leander Siemann is another German youngster who Wenger has recently brought to the club. Siemann signed from Hertha Berlin last year and their under-16s coach, Frank Vogel, said the 15-year-old has the ‘strength to be a good player’.