Gnabry set for loan move away!
There has been plenty of talk surrounding Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry over the past week, with the German currently lighting up the Olympics for his national side. Gnabry scored six goals in the tournament and shared the Golden Boot, despiting losing the football final on penalties against host nation Brazil.
Gnabry’s efforts in Brazil carry over from the relatively impressive pre-season he had with Arsenal this summer. Although his time with the squad that travelled on tour was short lived, as he missed the final few friendlies due to his commitment to Germany at the Olympics, he showed the fans that despite falling off the grid a little in recent years, that he certainly still does have talent to talk about.
It was uncovered earlier this week that Gnabry is currently being lined up by Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin, with the club’s manager expressing his keen attention towards signing the winger. It is however unknown whether they want the German on loan or on a permanent move. Arsenal and Arsene Wenger remain adamant that they want Gnabry to stay at Arsenal and sign a new deal.
Wenger spoke of how Arsenal have invested a lot into Gnabry since his debut came in 2012 and although the winger hasn’t gone on to make too many appearances since then, he has shown to be impressive on the occasions he has played and he works well alongside the more regular first team players.
Gnabry’s issue at Arsenal is that he hasn’t shown enough to keep him in the first team squad on a more consistent basis and if he is to make it at Arsenal in the foreseeable future, then he will need to break ahead of his competition on the wing.
With Gnabry’s contract set to expire at the end of this season, Arsenal are hoping to secure the German youngster down on a new long term contract, before loaning him out again for the 2016-17 season. Hertha Berlin may be a possible option but Wenger may opt to instead send the player out on loan in the Premier League, so he try and gather the necessary experience to play in this domestic competitive league.