Arsene Wenger believes young German sensation Serge Gnabry has a 'big chance' of going to the World Cup.

The 18-year-old, who has made a big impression so far this season, will look to continue his good form as Arsenal travel to Aston Villa after beating rivals Tottenham in the FA Cup last weekend.

Gnabry will be pushing for a starting place now that Theo Walcott has been ruled out for at least six months, and the Gunners' lack of forward options will heighten his chances.

He will have competition from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain though, with the England starlet returning from injury after being out since the opening day of the season.

The young star's chances of making the World Cup squad were increased after producing a fine display in the FA Cup, picking up an assist for Arsenal's first goal.

The German has played five times in the Premier League this season, scoring once, and Wenger believes he still has a lot to give.

Wenger said: "We are looking for a guy who has good individual talent, he can pass people, is a good finisher, and has a very good football brain with good vision.

"Gnabry has great pace, is two footed, can finish right and left. He has a lot in the locker. There is more than a small chance (of a place in the German squad). There's a big chance."

Victory tonight will send Arsenal back to the top of the Premier League, after dropping down to third following wins for Chelsea and Manchester City at the weekend.

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