Arsenal fans fume after Gnabry to Bayern Munich transfer

So a player that Arsene Wenger deemed not good enough for Arsenal, or surplus to requirements in north London at least, has just completed his transfer and signed a three year contract with one of the biggest and most successful clubs in the football world, Bayern Munich.

The German Bundesliga champions and their chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge are apparently delighted with the signing, reports The Mirror, while the former Gunner, who spent a year or so in the Arsenal academy before breaking onto the scene, is also very happy with his latest move.

Gnabry said, “It is a great honour to be part of FC Bayern. Before me lies an exciting time, which I am very much looking forward to.”

This transfer comes after the 21-year old had a very impressive season with another Bundesliga club Werder Bremen, who he joined for just £5 million after a lack of playing time at Arsenal under Wenger had convinced the promising player to leave us.

This inevitably begs the question of why the Arsenal boss failed to use the German or get the best out of him and Arsenal fans will no doubt be wondering why Arsenal have lost a player deemed good enough for the side that gave us two absolute tonkings in the Champions League last season.



  1. Atid says:

    Gnabry made it clear he wanted to leave arsenal, because he wanted regular football, in return are a England received £5m plus 50% of any future sale above that figure, plus arsenal would not let him go to a premier league club.

    Gnabry to Hoffenheim I understood, but in joining bayern he has simply put himself in a worse position than he was at arsenal. Here is a player who could not. Get ahead of walcott. Chamberlain and campbell. I can’t see him being a regular at bayern, which will probably lead him to putting on weight, sulking and getting injured again.
    Meanwhile the anti-arsene brigade are probably blaming wenger for the new black kit and the club’s decision to switch from heinze ketchup to daddies ketchup in the burger bars.

    I really don’t care which players choose to play for bayern Munich reserves, I only care about players that want to play for Arsenal Football Club

    1. Atid says:

      are a England – should read “Arsenal”
      Damn phone an shockingly slow Bt Internet, roll on August 3Rd when I change providers

  2. JembutArsene says:

    What happened to Serge Gnabry that he was being talked about as the future of Germany. A long term replacement for Theo Walcott. Taking into account Walcott’s loss of confidence, form and ability, 2016/17 should have been Gnabry’s year. But it is not. In what turned out to be his last senior game at Arsenal, Gnabry picked up a serious knee injury. Arsenal took their time repairing the youngster, and he was not seen again for almost a year, playing for the youth side in the late stages of 2014/15. The next year he was sent out on loan. The idea was simple. Send him to a Premier League club, he will play 38 games. Be a superstar, and return ready to fight for his place in the team. Unfortunately he ended up at WBA, playing for Tony Pullis who clearly has an irrational hatred for attacking players (good luck Nacer Chadli). He played 13 Premier League minutes. Pullis blamed Gnabry. Saying the young winger was unable to adapt to his defensive philosophy and lacked work-rate without the ball. Ignoring the fact that he was dealing with a young Eden Hazard or Lionel Messi, not a Robbie Savage or Lee Catermole. I do wonder why Pullis loaned an attacking player when what he wanted was defensive. Maybe he should have got in a couple of full backs to play on the wing? So at this point Gnabry had lost 2 years of his career. 2 years of important development. He showed at the Olympics his natural ability. But with 1 year left on his contract, Arsenal were stuck between a rock and a hard place. Attempt to get him to sign a new 5 year deal, loan him out, risk him not developing, and we are stuck with an average player on a long contract. Or sell him, risk losing a talented youngster, something we might regret later. Gnabry is still very young. He has a bright future in the game. Hopefully Arsenal have a buy back clause and a sell on clause in the deal. That one day he might return ala Morata at Real Madrid. Or we might do a Carlos Vela and use the clause to extort more money out of the club we are selling too. We the true fans wish him luck. What happened to Andre Wisdom, Martin Kelly & Jon Flanaghan at Liverpool? Jordan Ibe too. All have their reasons for not making it. Some were not good enough. Others got fat. Some lazy. Believing their own hype. Others took a bad move. One shagged a granny. Being a Golden Boy does not mean you will have a golden career. The situation that Serge Gnabry and others like him find themselves in should be a lesson to every fan who gets over excited when a youngster comes through. Give them the chance to develop at their own pace. Don’t idolize them before they have achieved something. And back them. Don’t get in their backs. Arsene’s got a great deal of influence in the club and made the right decisoin about gnabry and move on for the best interest of the team. He’s committed a lot to the club and he’s not doing it just for the money, he’s doing it for his care for the club.

    As Our Great Leader Sir Arsene said that the best way to create an identity with the way we play football, to get players integrated into our culture, with our beliefs, our values that we felt it would be an interesting experiment to see players grow together with these qualities, and with a love for the club, It was an idealistic vision of the world of football.


    1. sabelo says:

      Well it’s false to suggest that Gnabry couldn’t get ahead of Walcott, if that is so then what of Vela and more recently, Campbell ? These player’s aren’t making it in our team for the simple reason that they carry the wrong passports. Walcott has been given a decade to deliver absolutely nothing but a chance good performance when it’s contract renewal time. Please don’t suggest that Vela, Gnabry and now even possibly Campbell are failures. Let us be fair in our observations.

      1. Rkw says:

        Basically agree … Walcott is footballs equivalent of greshams law … Bad money drives out good …though whether gnabry or Campbell were good enough is debatable … Still until the whippet leaves it will be difficult for arsenal to become an attacking threat and he remains thanks to the dictators deluded understanding of the game and the ramblings of his sycophantic followers ably represented by jam butty for arsenal

        1. JembutArsene says:

          Supporting the club, the players, and the manager is the decent fans should be all about. Arsenal fans are brainwashed to be negative by biased medias and many low IQ pundits whose showering the constant negativity surrounding our beloved classy team. You’re about as useful as Anne Frank’s drum kit. I’m not saying your stupid, I’m just saying you have little luck when it comes to thinking. There’s no them vs us you simpleton. You’re an arsenal fan (allegedly) and so am I. Shove your classification up your arse pal or don’t address me. Not having you t!ts to talk to would be an improvement you pleb. Nice of you to think of yourselves as the entire blog though you melon, your ego’s might be big but sadly your intelligence doesn’t match. It’s just unfortunate we are not in the hands of an ambitious owner even though we have a classy well know respected manager globally who will do anything to win. I don’t think you are an idiot. But then what’s MY opinion against thousands of others? Must be hard for you huh but that’s no excuse really for your total lack of intelligence in general aspects of the club. You all disgruntled fans and useless chicken to do anything moaners always seem to simply make things up and attribute them to other people, have a look at yourself mate cos that’s the behavior of a complete tw@ts. At least know the views of who you’re speaking to, that one should be fairly obvious even to a complete melt. We’re all true fans proud to be a Gooner and always will be. No need to backtrack? I’m not in the slightest, you’re making up various assertions though. No way I can backtrack on something I’ve never said, but good effort there, pal. Got to love the naysayers daily attempts to undercut everything and anything associated to Arsenal so Wenger and Co can take a hammering for it. I’ll say what I have said before – those who so clearly get upset by what a Frenchman they have never met does (and who truly has no real impact on your life), must be very weak individuals. Really don’t get this whole “if you aren’t as upset by football as I am than you’re not as much of a fan” narrative. It is like they don’t want anyone to enjoy the game since they can’t, very childish really.


          1. Rkw says:

            Seem to have touched a nerve there with mr wenger’s attack poodle .. Beginning to make the orange man across the pond seem half way coherent … And less conspiratorial … Your tag line is sadly a give away … Support the club not it’s failed manager
            Oh and the Anne frank joke may seem funny to people stuck in the past but really it’s time to move on the comedy as well as the footballing front

          2. JembutArsene says:

            There is an unwillingness – amongst all football fans, but particularly, it appears, among Arsenal fans – to acknowledge that your manager might just know a little bit more about your team than you. As bitter a pill as it may be to swallow, there is a reason Arsene Wenger is paid money to make these decisions. Of course, managers don’t always get it right, but in a profit-making, money-driven industry, the Premier League makes no allowances for consistently poor decision making. Wenger is a shrewd, unfaltering decision-maker. He has built a football club, not a football team, and in doing so he has given Arsenal a philosophy and an identity. This is a man who, prior to managing Arsenal, earned his living by analysing football teams and the type of tactics they employ. He is a true master of the game – wise, thoughtful, ruthless. There aren’t many of those left anymore. Arsenal fans, like all football fans, will always enjoy the peaks and suffer the troughs of their team’s fortunes. That is the nature of football. That is the beauty of football. Calling for Arsene’s head is nothing new, but the supporters need to grasp something that everyone associated with the club has understood for the past 21 years, Arsene Wenger is a genius, and he’s the only man capable of returning the Gunners to their former glory.

            Sing with me now, ONE ARSENE WENGER.

  3. Todd says:

    Why do people keep making this same ignorant claim?

    Wenger did NOT deem him surplus to requirements – Gnabry was very young (17-18) and being developed at the club when he suddenly had a chance to play some first team football due to injuries. He showed his incredible potential, but also showed that he still had a LOT of development work to do. In other words, he was no better (and probably worse) than 2-3 of our RW options at that time.

    He then suffered a major knee injury that took him out for almost an entire year. Surely you don’t think he should have been immediately thrust into the first team role following a year long absence? Especially considering that he wasn’t yet good enough to claim that spot BEFORE he got injured. So, Wenger did the sensible thing and loaned him out.

    The other oft-repeated ignorant claim is that we loaned him out to the “Welsh Mourinho” (Tony Pulis), which hindered his development further. However, that is also not true. We loaned him to West Brom, who later fired their manager and hired that idiot Pulis. It’s funny that everyone is incorrectly claiming that Wenger didn’t think Gnabry was good enough for Arsenal, but nobody comments on the fact that Pulis didn’t even think he was good enough to TRAIN WITH WEST BROM!!! Now THAT is some newsworthy stupidity!

    So, now Gnabry is healthy, but he’s basically been out of the game for 2 years! However, he shows his pure class and is one of the best players at the Olympics – I guess he was hungry to prove himself! However, while there, the German coach starts whispering poison in his ear. Without understanding WHY Gnabry hasn’t played for 2 years, he just incorrectly assumes that Wenger must not appreciate his talents and convinces him he should return to Germany, which is pretty unethical behavior from a national team coach.

    Now, here’s where Wenger screwed up. Gnabry decides he wants to leave Arsenal and go somewhere he will get more playing time. Wenger made 1 of 2 possible mistakes. Either, he capitulated because he wanted the player to be happy (forgetting it’s only his job to keep the player happy AT ARSENAL), or he feared getting nothing for Gnabry a year later if he kept him. However, 4.5M for a player of Gnabry’s talent IS NOTHING.

    The correct action was to say, “You’re staying here, but you’re going to play”. He should then have sold Walcott and let Gnabry compete with Ox and Campbell for the winger position. If Gnabry can’t nail down that spot, then we’ve lost a measly 4.5M, but if he is capable of reproducing his Olympic form and showing us the immense talent everyone knew he had (which he did for Werder Bremen and likely would have done for us), then we approach him against at Christmas, tell him he’s our first choice winger and ask him to sign a 5 year contract with a healthy salary ($100k/wk). Again, if he turns us down and leaves at the end of the season, we’ve only lost a measly 4.5M. However, after being given the opportunity to prove himself and nailing down the starting RW role, and being offered what would be a ridiculous salary bump, its entirely possible that he’d commit to a long-term contract. The chances of that were definitely worth risking a measly 4.5M and THAT is what Wenger should be berated for!

    1. Todd says:

      My mistake – Pulis was already at West Brom, so that was a dumb loan move by Wenger. The loan was smart, the location was not!

  4. dragunov762mm says:

    Gnabry just made even major jeopardy of his future. In search of more playing time? In the main roster at Munich? Got luck kid! You’ll need lots of it.

  5. The barrel says:

    At 20yrs of age he wanted regular playing time. Where is this thing coming from? If you don’t want to face competition in life, then you’ll be living in a different world, rather play tennis

  6. Herbdawg says:

    ADMIN: You may wish to change the title of this article, or give us your definition of fuming.
    I sense a distinct lack of fuming in the replies to this article.

  7. ArseOverTit says:

    Wenger strikes again!

    A highly talented youngster who has no doubt had injury problems is offloaded for relative peanuts to the club that spanked us 5-1 two years on the trot. A far better player than Walcott will ever be and yet it is he whose face doesn’t fit somehow.

    The mind boggles.

    @Jembut for the record Wenger is not a Sir (he has no knighthood) nor his he a professor (no Phd). He is French though.

    Cmon rashford show Mbappe how it’s done for England and st George!

    1. JembutArsene says:

      We’re all the true fans had knighted him as Sir in football world, you as moaner plastic fan might ignore our culture of pure fans.

      We might knight bunch of you as Sir Bollockov.

  8. Janssen says:

    Give the man a break. Spotting talent or knowing what type of player it takes to win a PL is simply not Wenger’s strength.

    We all liked the little we saw of Gnarby, Wenger didn’t see it. If you look at our transfers over the last half of Wenger’s reign you will see as many or misses than hits. Some on here are not even sure Ozil was a hit.

    Coq was about to be sold but saved because we ran into an injury crisis and he became a hero or missing part by adding some muscle. Bellerin was also forced in due to injury. Most on here like Campbell yet Wenger doesn’t. He spends big on Chambers and Perez yet neither has done much for us for obscure reasons. Podolski?

    Wenger for some has his stigma that he is some sort of talent spotting guru but the reality is he is not. So let’s cut him a break and hold our breath for the next two years.

    Pointing out his many faults for the next two years is not going to make him go away and will only sour the atmosphere amongst fans.

    The man is no genius, the game has largely passed him by, the other managers in the top 7 are ahead of him, yet he will be our manager, so let us give the “our manager is a genius” no “our manager is a fool” a break for a while. As we saw last season it doesn’t change the fact that he will be here.

    1. ArseOverTit says:

      Exactly, no genius and no fool.

      Spot on with le Coq!

      1. JembutArsene says:

        A reminder of the 2005/6 season, in which Wenger was criticized to the hilt for fielding an inexperienced back four in Arsenal’s Champions League campaign. They swept aside Real Madrid, Juventus and Villarreal, didn’t concede a single goal in the knock-out stages and lost only to Barcelona in the final. Arsene is a genius. There is an unwillingness – amongst all football fans, but particularly, it appears, among Arsenal fans – to acknowledge that your manager might just know a little bit more about your team than you. As bitter a pill as it may be to swallow, there is a reason Arsene Wenger is paid money to make these decisions. Of course, managers don’t always get it right, but in a profit-making, money-driven industry, the Premier League makes no allowances for consistently poor decision making. Wenger is a shrewd, unfaltering decision-maker. He has built a football club, not a football team, and in doing so he has given Arsenal a philosophy and an identity. This is a man who, prior to managing Arsenal, earned his living by analysing football teams and the type of tactics they employ. He is a true master of the game – wise, thoughtful, ruthless. There aren’t many of those left anymore.

        Sing with me now, One Arsene Wenger.

        1. rkw says:

          ten more years ten more years ten more years ….
          Willy Wonka was right about you …Being constantly offended doesn’t mean you’re right It just means you’re too narcissistic to tolerate opinions different than yours

  9. Frank says:

    He wanted to move back to Germany. Who cares? Next.

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