Arsenal FC’s young German winger Serge Gnabry looks set to sign for German giants Bayern Munich before going on loan to their fellow Bundesliga club Werder Bremen according to Sky Sports News HD.
— Sky Sport News HD (@SkySportNewsHD) August 30, 2016
The translation of that Tweet is: According to our information, Serge Gnabry, 21 faces a switch from Arsenal to Bayern Munich.
Various sources had reported earlier in the transfer window that Gnabry was being offered to clubs on loan, and that Arsenal’s 66-year old French manager Arsene Wenger wanted the Germany international to sign a contract extension.
But it is understood Bayern Munich have since agreed a permanent deal with Arsenal for the signing of the extremely talented 21-year-old winger.
Serge Gnabry’s father has also confirmed that the Arsenal youngster is set to join Bayern Munich before moving to Werder Bremen on loan before the 2016 summer transfer window officially slams shut on August 31st. German news outlet
German news outlet Kicker have reported that the Bavarians are ready to pay more than €8 million (£6.8m) to secure the services of Gnabry before Wednesday. Asked to confirm whether the report on the player’s departure from the North London club, Gnabry’s father, Jean-Hermann Gnabry, had told another German newspaper Stuttgarter Zeitung:
“Yes, it’s like that.”
Gnabry initially joined the Gunners as a 16-year-old in July 2011. Gnabry made 14 appearances in all competitions as an 18-year-old in the 2013-14 season scoring and assisting 2 times each when the Gunners struggled with injuries to most of their main players, but then missed the following campaign with a knee injury of his own.
He was sent on loan to West Bromwich Albion last season but was only given one league appearance by their manager Tony Pulis before returning to Arsenal in January and spending the rest of the season playing for the Arsenal U-21s.
The 21-year-old was Germany’s player of the tournament as they picked up a well-deserved silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio, Brazil, scoring 6 goals in 6 games in the process.
His impressive performances at the Olympics have seen him linked with a number of loan moves to various Bundesliga clubs, and now it seems that the German champions are interested in luring the player away to the Allianz Arena on a permanent deal.
However Wenger had said in a recent press conference around 10 days back about the attacker as quoted by Daily Mail:
“He went to West Brom and didn’t get a game, we had to rebuild his confidence when he came back.”
“I allowed him to go to the Olympic Games without having played for us at all, to get him back to competition and to help Germany. So I think he’s here now for a long time and it’s important that he stays with us.”
“I want to keep Serge Gnabry and extend his contract”
And to support Wenger’s earlier claim the Mirror have reported that Arsenal has offered Serge Gnabry a new improved deal to keep him out of the clutches of Bayern Munich .
The four-time German defending Bundesliga champions are interested in the player but Wenger believes that the player does have a future at the Emirates stadium.
Stuttgart-born Gnabry signed for Arsenal’s academy from U-17 VfB Stuttgart team in July 2011 but has only made a handful of senior appearances over the course of 5 seasons.
And already rumors are circulating that a large section of Arsenal supporters around the world is very unhappy with Arsene Wenger over the reported Gnabry deal with Bayern.
Considering the fact that Wenger doesn’t have a good rapport with most of the Gooners in recent times as they have blamed him for lack of transfer activity, selling Gnabry to Bayern would only lower his current stature even more. Hence let us hope that Wenger takes a wise decision regarding the Gnabry transfer without letting the fans down. Come on you Gunners.