Arsene Wenger believes that Serge Gnabry has a big chance of going to next summer's World Cup with his German teammates this year as the youngster continues to impress for Arsenal.
Gnabry has been handed more chances by Wenger this season having made eight appearances for the club so far. But his stand-out performance against Tottenham in the third round of the FA Cup at the beginning of the year has left many talking about just how good the teenager can be as his development in north London continues.
The 18 year old is hoping to continue to impress in the lead-up to the 2014 World Cup and while he is yet to make his debut for the Germany senior side Wenger insists that Joachim Low will be looking at the midfielder as he begins to decide who will be boarding the plane to Brazil.
"There is more than a small chance. There's a big chance," Wenger told the Arsenal website when asked about Gnabry being selected for Germany. "We are looking at a guy who has good individual talent, he can go past people, is a good finisher and has a very good football brain with good vision.
"I am not afraid with him. I have shown that against Tottenham - it was a big game. He has convinced many people that he at least deserves another chance.
"He was influential in that game, and until now when I played him he has always had an impact on the game."
Gnabry made the move to Arsenal from VfB Stuttgart in 2011 and was quickly promoted from the youth set-up by Wenger. He made four appearances for the senior side in the 2012-13 season and the manager clearly believes that despite being still in his teens he can stand tall alongside German teammates Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil.
His experiences playing alongside this trio could encourage Low into considering the youngster, but his performances in the second half of the season - particularly give Theo Walcott's absence - will likely decide whether he receives a call up.