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Attacker hints at surprise move back to Arsenal

By on January 16, 2017

Serge Gnabry has hinted that he could yet make a sensational return to Arsenal just six months after walking out of the club to join Werder Bremen on a cut-price deal.

Gnabry joined Arsenal’s youth team from Stuttgart in 2011 and looked like he could go on to have a great career here after breaking in to the first team in 2012 before scoring his first goal for the club against Swansea in 2013.

However, a series of injury problems derailed his progress and Gnabry made just 18 appearances for the club before spending a disastrous loan spell at West Brom last season where he played just 3 times.

Clearly frustrated with how his career was panning out and with just 12 months remaining on his contract, the 21-year-old decided against signing an extension with Arsenal and opted to join Werder Bremen in a £5m deal last summer.

Gnabry has rediscovered his best form back in Germany and has been showing us what we all thought he was capable of having scored 10 goals in 16 appearances for club and country this season.

Understandably, that form hasn’t gone unnoticed and the Mirror claim that Arsenal could attempt to re-sign the winger while long-term admirers Bayern Munich remain keen.

Gnabry refused to rule out the possibility of moving back to the Emirates when asked about a return to Arsenal but insists any move will have to wait as he’s focussed on finishing the season well with Werder.

There have also been recent reports suggesting that Gnabry has a buy-out clause worth just £7m written in to his contract but the attacker insists he wasn’t the one to make such a claim.

The German international is quoted by the Mirror as saying:

“For my future, I’ve decided to focus on how I play now and today. That’s why I’m trying to concentrate on the now.

“As of today, I do not intend to change in the summer. But what happens in the future depends on my performance.

“What if Chelsea or Arsenal come knocking? Well, at the moment I’m trying to give everything to Werder.”

“That [story about a £5m buyout clause] did not come from my mouth. That is why I have little to say… or nothing at all!”

I was gutted when we lost Gnabry as I think he’s got the potential to be a star and I’d welcome him back to the club with open arms. He needed to rejuvenate his career and he’s done just that at Werder so hopefully this talk of a £7m buyout clause is true.

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