Arsenal are reportedly monitoring the situation of their former player Serge Gnabry as they appear set to miss out on Leeds United talisman Raphinha.
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According to 90min Sean Walchthe Gunners could potentially make a move for the Germany international this summer, with just one year remaining on his existing contract with current club Bayern Munich.
Writing on Twitter about this interest, Walsh said: “The Gunners are keeping tabs on Serge Gnabry’s contract situation at Bayern Munich (up in 2023). They could switch to their former winger with the likelihood that they will miss Raphinha.
According to the relevant 90min article, the belief is that the 26-year-old – who left the Emirates Stadium six years ago to join Werder Bremen – could be sold by the Bundesliga giants if he does not sign no contract extension, as implied. by Bayern manager Hasan Salihamidzic.
It comes amid reports that the aforementioned Raphinha is on his way to Barcelona, despite interest from Chelsea, with the 25-year-old having been strongly bound with a move to north London in recent weeks and months.
Fans will love
After the disappointment of seemingly missing out on the Brazilian, a move for Gnabry would more than soften the blow, with Arsenal fans no doubt desperate to see the £58.5m-rated striker return to the club where it all started for him.
A product of the Premier League club’s youth system, he made just 18 senior appearances for the Gunners in all competitions after making his debut as a 17-year-old in 2012, including enduring an infamous loan spell. at West Bromwich Albion where he had just one league outing under Tony Pulis.
A return to his homeland soon followed, although that decision to let him go backfired on the Gunners in spectacular fashion, with the £115,000-a-week speedster having thrived since being snapped up by the team from Bundesliga in 2017 after just one year in Bremen.
After spending his first campaign with his current club on loan at Hoffenheim, the 5ft 9in threat has returned to become a key figure for the Bavarian side, scoring 64 goals and providing 40 assists in 171 games over the four recent seasons.
That tally includes an impressive 17 goals and ten assists from the last campaign across all fronts, as Julian Nagelsmann’s side won a tenth consecutive league title. On the international stage, his record now stands at a remarkable 20 goals in just 34 games.
Unsurprisingly, this versatile asset compares favorably to those in his position in Europe’s top five leagues, ranking in the low 6% for progressive runs, 9% for progressive passes and 9% for completed dribbles, showing his undeniable brilliance with the ball at his feet.
Not just an attacking threat, however, the Stuttgart native also ranks in the top 12% for tackles taken, illustrating his willingness to put in the yards hard when needed – a trait that is sure to win plenty of applause from the side. by Mikel Arteta.
With the Spaniard having already agreed a deal to sign Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City, adding Gnabry to the mix would further increase the level of excitement, with fans expected to be delighted if the club can secure a homecoming for the winger pacy.
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