Bayern Munich linked with shock move for Arsenal winger – report

Date published: Tuesday 30th August 2016 8:12

Serge Gnabry: Tipped to return home

Serge Gnabry: Tipped to return home

German giants Bayern Munich are poised to sign Serge Gnabry from Arsenal before loaning him out to Werder Bremen for the rest of the season.

Gnabry has recently returned from the Rio Olympics where he won a silver medal with the German U23 national team, but according to Sky Germany and Bild he could be on the move once again as he continues to struggle to nail down a first-team place with the Gunners.

Bayer Munich believe that the 21-year-old, who is in the final year of his current Arsenal contract, has a lot of untapped potential but is not ready for their first-team straight away. Their plan is to prise him away from the Emirates before allowing to continue his short-term development with another Bundesliga club.

Gnabry spent the first half of last season on loan at West Brom before being recalled by Arsene Wenger in January after a lack of first-team football at The Hawthorns.

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    Mark Scott
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    German giants Bayern Munich are poised to sign Serge Gnabry from Arsenal before loaning him out to Werder Bremen for the rest of the season.

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    #1193211
    Al The Gooner
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    I’ll be a bit gutted if this happens. I’ve never really understood why Gnabry’s career has stalled so badly.

    I don’t know what happened at West Brom. Some accounts I read at the time were that his attitude wasn’t great and, if that was true, then maybe it is best he goes, but this guy is a serious talent and, if he does leave, it won’t be the last we hear of him.

    I see a future star for both Bayern and for Germany.

    #1193334
    The Oracle
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    Mark, Yes my Baggies mates reckon he didn’t get on with Pullis and lost interest from Day One and that was reflected in his attitude. Looked good in The Olympics and has always looked good for Arsenal. Makes you wonder if Bayern rate him what do they see that Wenger doesn’t/won’t. I think he will become a good player, I will be interested to know what the fee is.

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    Foresty Everest
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    i tink winger shuld gv him a chance dat guy is beter dan some of dos players in d first team

    #1193724

    andy528
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    I would be sad to see Serge go – think there is some real talent in that kid. West Brom never seemed a good fit for him with Pulis in charge either.
    Some of the reports around today suggest Bayern will pay ‘in excess of 8 million euros’ for him.

    Sad to see him and Joel go out together to be honest. I know they didn’t get much in the way of opportunities but neither let anyone down when they did get a chance. I’m wondering then if Perez coming in has impacted Wenger’s plans for the wide areas? If Perez is likely to occupying a wide role if/when he plays, with Alexis on the other side, that means we would have Ox, Theo and Iwobi when fit acting as back up options. No chance for the likes of Campbell and Gnabry to get a look in really.

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    I reckon we should renew his contract, if he hasn’t already been swayed by Bayern, and then loan him ourselves to Bremen.

    I don’t like that we break these guys in, let them make their early mistakes at our expense or suffer the effects of their developmental injuries, and then when they’re so close to maturity we give up on them and let them go. He’s looked untidy recently, I’ll admit, but all the raw materials are there – pace, skill, creativity and raw power. Let’s hang onto him because we will have to pay up later on to get talent like this in the future.

    And if Bayern is willing to pay 8m euros for him, we have to ask why. They’re not the most flush top team – in fact, Villa earned over double (67m) what they did from TV money last season (30m)! So if Gnabry is worth 8m of what money they do have, then we have to wonder what they see in him and make absolutely sure before handing him over.

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    Al The Gooner
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    Barber, I agree mate, if Bayern are interested, you know they see something in Gnabry and I also don’t see why we can’t simply loan Gnabry out ourselves but, as little as I think of Wenger’s judgement on many, many things, he won’t have missed anything.

    As I mentioned above, there have been murmurings about his attitude and, if true, that could be enough for Wenger, but trying to work out Wenger’s logic on just about anything rarely gets me anywhere and just leaves me with a brain ache – I suspect you know the feeling!

    From what I’ve seen of the guy, this one will definitely come back and bite us.

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    Al The Gooner
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    Just seen that we are in fact selling Gnabry directly to Bremen – Bayern aren’t involved at all.

    Best of luck Serge!

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    The Oracle
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    Barber, not sure why you think Bayern are not flush. They are one of the richest clubs in the world. Their turnover is greater than Arsenals and unlike most clubs they make a profit every year due to their huge fan base and their ticketing. They don’t have any debts due to their sponsorship deal with Allianz. They are probably the best run club in the world so buying Gnabry would be peanuts to them. There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding what is actually happening with Gnabry, some reports reckon he will be offered a new contract by Arsenal, others state he will move to Bayern and be loaned to Werder Bremen whilst others think he will sign directly for Bremen. Whatever happens I’m willing to bet Arsenal don’t get anywhere near his true value. It’s typical of Wenger to bring in new players and then offload players we should really keep on board. It amazes me that it looks as if he is going to leave us short in some areas especially right back and we will be short of midfielders who can play wide. Still lets see how things pan out but if Bellerin gets injured we are in trouble again.

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    the specialone
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    Agreed.A mere £8m price tag for him is ridiculous in today’s market.Espescially after considering he was one of the best players at Olympics.Bayern want him for a reason,that’s his talent and potetnail.We should at the least demand £20m for him.Leroy sane went for £50m,even jordan Ibe went for circa £16m.

    Granted there’s only a year left on his contract,dosne’t mean we should sell him for such a low amount.Sign him on a long term deal, loan him for the rest of the season.His value will only go up, what could be worse than £8m in today’s market?

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    muffler_1
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    According to reports Serge has rejected to sign a new contract for us so I´m sure that is why they cash in.

    #1195479
    The Oracle
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    There are also reports that claim the club have decided not to offer him another contract for whatever reason. It also appears according to what I have just seen on Sky Germany that Serge will sign for Werder Bremen for just €6million. If true that is scandalous and just shows how poor Arsenal are when it comes to negotiating fees.

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    barber_
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    I think it’s okay then. If he won’t sign, then he’s not worth turning down a decent fee for and risking him leaving for free in the hope that he will sign. His awesome Olympic performance has come at just the right time, for him and for us, because he may not have gotten the offers he has otherwise AND certainly not for the fee mentioned!

    He’s still relatively raw at 21 and, while he’s a good enough prospect, he will hopefully be making the best decision for his progression and we move on. He’s a decent player but not special, and it moves players like Chris Willock a notch higher in the pecking order.

    Getting some money to move players on, getting some hefty wages off the books as well (Rosicky, Arteta, Flamini, Wilshere, Szczesny, and not-so-hefty Chambers and Campbell), adding some players that may not be world class but certainly improve the first team and the squad, decent cover for all positions with diverse tactical options… We’ve had worse transfer windows, for sure!

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    The Oracle
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    Barber, Yes we have. Last summer for one.

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