In what is a rather odd story this morning, Sky Sports Germany are Tweeting that Serge Gnabry could move to Bayern Munich.
The 21 year old was Germany’s player of the tournament as they picked up a silver medal at the Rio Olympics, scoring 6 goals in the process. His impressive performances have seen him linked with a number of loan moves to the Bundesliga, and now it seems the German champions are interested.
— Sky Sport News HD (@SkySportNewsHD) August 30, 2016
The translation of that (via Twitter) says: According to our information, Serge Gnabry (21) faces a switch from Arsenal to Bayern Munich.
Gnabry is now into the final year of his Arsenal contract, but Arsene Wenger was quite clear about his intentions when speaking about the winger last week.
“I want to keep Serge Gnabry and to extend his contract,” he said. “We stood by him for a long time.
“We built his confidence when he came back and I allowed him to go to the Olympic Games without having played for us at all, to get him back to competition and to help Germany.
“He’s been here for a long-time and it’s important he stays with us.”
The Sky story reportedly says that Bayern will immediately loan him to Werder Bremen, adding another layer of weirdness to the whole thing.
We’re a bit dubious about this one, as Wenger is a big fan, but perhaps there’s been a refusal from Gnabry’s side to sign a new contract, which might just force our hand.
All the same, 7 poos.
Thanks to @maruojin for the heads-up.