Arsene Wenger has already made clear that Serge Gnabry will stay at Arsenal this season, however, that hasn’t stopped the German media quizzing possible Bundesliga suitors about a move for the winger.
Last week Hertha Berlin boss Pal Dardai said they were monitoring the 21-year-old while Mainz were also touted as a possible loan destination.
The latter has now denied such interest with sporting director Rouven Schroder telling reporters: “There is nothing to it.”
Schroder did though praise the player, adding: “He played great games at the Olympics. He’s hard-running, pacey and strong in one-on-one situations.”
Still only 21, Gnabry now has a real opportunity to deliver on the potential he showed when he broke into the Arsenal first team four years ago.
His six goals at the Olympic Games mark a great return to form for a player whose career appeared to be plateauing after two injury-hit years and with Joel Campbell out of the picture for a while it looks as though he’ll be given a chance to compete for a first team berth.