Serge Gnabry has been linked with a return to Arsenal in the near future, which has piqued supporters’ interest. Bayern Munich’s contract with the Germany international has only one year left on it, casting uncertainty on his future with the club.
It comes ahead of a crucial summer for Mikel Arteta, who finished fifth in the Premier League and missed out on a place in the Champions League. The Spaniard is hoping that his team can go one step further next season.
In order to accomplish this, the manager may need to hunt for reinforcements in the transfer market. “We are going to have some resources, not endless resources, some resources,” Arteta said when discussing his ideas.
“And we have to play and do what we have to do the best we can with our resources.” According to estimates, Gnabry could be gotten for as little as €40 million (£34 million), indicating that this would be a good use of resources.
In his five years in Bavaria, the 26-year-old has made 171 appearances, scoring 64 goals and 40 assists. Since joining, he has also amassed twelve trophies, demonstrating his successful transition since leaving the Emirates.
And, despite speculations connecting him to a comeback, Arteta has previously said why he believes he should be signed. “He’s [Gnabry] like a kid boxer, he’s a little warrior,” he used to say about the forward during his playing days.
“He’s a good guy.” He’s got a lot of personality, and despite the fact that it’s a derby, he’s not intimidated. His persona is fantastic. It’s evident in training.
“He’s really good technically, but he’s also got something about him.” When he is kicked, he simply gets up and moves on to the next ball. He’s a bold young man.”