West Brom manager Tony Pulis has talked about his side's on-loan Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry, amidst reports that Arsene Wenger wants to recall the youngster to send him out somewhere with more first-team opportunities.
Pulis conceded to the Birmingham Mail that Gnabry hasn't had as much games as he and Arsenal had hoped, but placed most of the blame for that on the player's injuries, leading to him being 'a bit heavy' for first-team action.
The former Stoke City boss did praise the player's attitude though, saying: “I’m not going to get involved in that because the clubs are still talking. Serge has been brilliant. He’s not played as many games as he would have wanted to play. But he’s been good to have around the place.
“He was very unfortunate because he came here injured and I think people forget that. Once he was fit, fitting him into that team and what we were trying to do was difficult and then he picked up another injury so he’s had a bit of a topsy turvy start.
"For the kid, if you speak to him, he wants to play week in week out. It’s very difficult to guarantee someone that week in week out. He picked up an injury before he came and he was a little bit weighty, a bit heavy and it took us a while to get him into that mode.”
Pulis also talked about rumours that the Baggies were hoping to move for Gunners full-back Mathieu Debuchy if Gnabry was recalled, saying: “I’ve not said a word to Arsenal and Arsenal have not said a word to me. So that’s a definite no.”
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