Serge Gnabry has committed his international future to Germany, shunning the advances of the Ivory Coast.
The Arsenal starlet has hit the headlines this season, breaking in to Arsene Wenger's first team plans after a succession of impressive performances.
At just 18-years-old, the future looks bright for the speedy forward and attentions turned towards which country he would choose to represent.
Gnabry was born in Germany but his father hails from the Ivory Coast, making him eligible for both countries. The latter hoped to convince the Arsenal starlet to represent them with the appeal of a place in their World Cup squad in the summer.
But Gnabry, who has already represented Germany in every youth team from under-16 level, has refused to be swayed by the Ivory Coast and committed his future to Joachim Low's men.
"Since I have played for the Germany youth teams, it is no question for me that I want to play for Germany by any means," he told Die Welt.
"I hope that I can make the leap into the first team."
Gnabry has also insisted that he knows he must establish himself as a first-team regular for Arsenal if wants to play for Germany.
"I am fully focused on Arsenal in order to win minutes there," he said.
"Because, to be honest, if that does not happen, making the national team will be extremely difficult. We will see what happens in the future."
The decision will please Arsenal manager Wenger, who faced losing Gnabry to the African Cup of Nations every other season if he chose to represent the Elephants.
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