SV Werder Bremen forward Serge Gnabry has been backed by Horst Hrubesch to become a world-class player for club and country.
Hrubesch, who coached the former Arsenal man during Germany's impressive showing at the recent Rio Olympics games, says the player has all the required attributes to succeed at the elite level of European football.
"Serge Gnabry is an exceptional footballer, otherwise Arsene Wenger would not have taken him to Arsenal at the time, and he is fast-paced and has a super technique," he told Sport Bild.
"He has a quality that you have to search for," he said when asked whether the young forward could emulate the likes of Ozil and Sami Khedira to star for the U21's and become regular senior internationals."
With two goals and an assist in his first five games in the Bundesliga, his decision to leave Arsenal in the off-season has been vindicated, but the 21-year-old admits his time with the Gunners and one player in particular was an invaluable experience.
"Everyone knows that Mesut Ozil is a great footballer and from him I've learned much, and copied from. I'd like to follow in his footsteps at Werder," he told Sport1.
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