Arsene Wenger is very happy with the German players he has already got in the Arsenal team, and the two youngsters knocking on the door of the first team. The Frenchman may soon have some more teutonic talent as Arsenal are keen to get their scouts to find more up and coming players in Germany.
Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski have been two of Arsenal’s best and most consistent performers this season, while Serge Gnabry and Thomas Eisfeld have been very impressive for the under-21s and look like being the next youngsters to break through into the first team.
Wenger spoke not long ago about how impressed he has been with the attitude and professionalism shown by the German players and how they affect the rest of the squad. Arsenal are, therefore, planning to devote alot more energy into spotting players in Germany, with chief scout Steve Rowley already spending much of his time in the country.
German football is on the up at the minute, highlighted by Dortmund and Schalke in the Champions League. Bayern Munich were unlucky not to lift the trophy last season, while the national team has improved immensely since bringing the younger players through.
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