Serge Gnabry has joined Bayern Munich on a three-year deal, just 284 days after leaving Arsenal for Werder Bremen. Despite the club’s desire to keep him, the winger refused to commit to a new deal and Arsene Wenger sanctioned the sale.
The 21 year old has now moved to the Allianz Arena after triggering a clause in his contract allowing him to leave for €8 million – not that much more than he was sold for last summer.
The 21-year-old scored 11 goals in 23 Bundesliga appearances last season building on his impressive showing at the Rio Olympics.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) June 11, 2017
There were suggestions last August that Bayern Munich were somehow involved in Gnabry’s move away from the Emirates.
Werder denied third-party involvement but given the inclusion of the aforementioned clause and his latest move, you sense there might well have been. Arsene Wenger hinted as much in January.
There’s no suggestion that Arsenal will benefit financially from the deal. It’s all a bit odd.