Should Arsenal cash in on Gnabry? We may have no choice…..

Gnabry set for Werder Bremen move?

In what comes as quite a shock so late on into the window, Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry is reportedly a transfer target for Bundesliga side Werder Bremen.

According to Sky Sports in Germany, they understood that Bayern Munich had identified Gnabry as a late transfer target for this summer, but it would appear they got the buying club wrong. Werder officials recognised what an amazing Olympic tournament the youngster had whilst playing for the German national team. Gnabry scored six goals in six games this summer as his team won silver, coming second to hosts Brazil. His form at the tournament raised an interest in the player from many sides in Europe, all wishing to know his availability from Arsenal.

Gnabry has been less successful at Arsenal than his efforts this summer, because although he has shown good form when playing for the Gunners, it has never been enough to warrant him a regular place in the squad in Arsene Wenger’s eyes. Since 2012 Gnabry has only made 18 first appearances and his Arsenal career is largely hanging off that memorable game against Swansea. After a failed spell at West Brom on loan last year, Arsenal were hoping they would have more luck with a loan move this season, however with the youngster’s contract expiring at the end of the domestic season, Wenger recognises he will have to get the German winger to commit his future to the club first. Wenger previously highlighted how he wants Gnabry to sign a new deal at Arsenal and that after investing so much time into him, the player is very much in his plans. However after 4 years of trying to make a breakthrough to the first team, whilst players like Iwobi ‘skip the line’, surely the German will be considering his future.

It should be interesting to see where Gnabry ends up with deadline day just around the corner. If he does exit the Emirates it’ll be an interesting decision given that Wenger has already let Joel Campbell leave on loan, whilst Iwobi is currently injured.



  1. butters says:

    Get a buyout clause to former team in the contract.
    Sell the player.
    Track his progress.
    If good, sign him back.

    Barcelona, Madrid does this. Gnabry has no place in the team, at least 2-3 years from now. The kid is already 21!

    1. The12thMan says:

      What is Gnabry even worth?! I doubt Arsenal will get more than 10m… Could this be a good opportunity to try and raid them under there noses for a player plus cash buy and use gnabry as a make weight?!

      1. funkyrith says:

        He is player of the tournament at Olympics, so he must be worth more than that. But if we sell for 10M, Wender can allow a buy back clause in 20M range in 2 years

  2. Lucas Perez says:

    According to Sky, this is the statement of Bremen’s Chairman:

    “We’ve got an agreement with the player and we’re confident it will go through,” he said at a press conference on Tuesday. “We have reached a fundamental agreement with Arsenal, but nothing is signed yet. Bayern have no influence on the potential transfer.

    “It could all go through by lunchtime tomorrow. We’ve gathered information on him from Per Mertesacker, who was full of praise for him.”

    Mertesacker..!! Why Captain? Why?

    Gnabry looked a good player when he broke into the team in 2012, and really impressed at the Olympics. His loans were poor and he couldn’t get regular play time. One for the future at 21. This is his last year in his contract and we may not get big money for him, but still, a buyback clause or first refusal clause or even a sell-on clause will soften the blow. Good luck to Serge.. COYG!!

  3. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Is Wenger going to sign another Midfielder, before the window slams shut? or is he just try to recoup some of the extra couple of million that Valencia squeezed out of him? ?

    It’s looks like there could be a few interesting signings done before the window shuts. The Spuds are in for Isco ?

    Real Madrid have apparently agreed some kind of deal with Aubameyang, but its not clear yet, whether it’s for next summer or during this window.

  4. Fatboy Gooney says:

    As far as I’m concerned,
    The writing was already written on the wall and if he doesn’t extend his contract then it will prove that Gnabry’s ego is bigger than the Club.

  5. Why didn’t we offered him plus cash to Wolfsburg for draxler?

    1. Twig says:

      Hmmm. I want to know too…

  6. kev says:

    @dee@ease wherever you are Jack Wilshere is not living on hype.What he’s done before is why he’s still rated by Arsene Wenger.Even so a lot of average and world class players are being overhyped both by fans and media.Now look people begging Serge Gnabry to stay.He’ll regret it when he stays at Arsenal.When the injury sets in for him and he takes a long time to get back to form and start playing poorly fans here are gonna insult him and call him useless and quote his statistics for us to see.Such is the case of Wilshere and Ramsey they shoulda left when they were good enough.Now look they aren’t even respected.Serge Gnabry my advice to you will be leave.Heck I’ve even seen your name menyioned here as deadwood with the likes of Arteta Flamini,Sanogo,Gibbs and the like.Don’t make the mistake Wilshere and Ramsey made.T

  7. Simon_MrMac says:

    Excited by new signings.

    But does anyone else think it was madness to loan out Cambell – he’s way better than Walcot, and Ox (although Ox has shown good signs this year). And is natural wide player


  8. kev says:

    Serge Gnabry leave don’t make the same mistake Wilshere and Ramsey made.Leave while the spark is still there You don’t deserve anything less for you are talented.I fully support you 100%.Arsenal has plagued you with injuries and it’s more of a curse.

  9. Simon_MrMac says:

    Do you think Cambell loan implies Perez will play on the right (otherwise makes no sense to me)?

    1. Davros says:

      Perez is LW so if he plays on left, Alexis will play on right

    2. Break-on-through says:

      Campbell asked for it, he didn’t want to have to scrap for a place and he didn’t consider that the club might actually need a bit of depth, instead he thought only of himself.

  10. kev says:

    @Simon_Mr.mac I quite remember last seaso when people here were crying for Campbell to get his chance and finally had it the same people were frustrated.All Campbell did was to work hard and work hard and run around all day.So I asked is that what fans wanted.He was not really that special when I saw him play though because I expected better.He hardly beat his man and was not really rhat good going forward.He’s a good player but people are hyping him not actually because of his abilities but rather because of those playing in his position.None of those three deserve to start tbh.Trust me you guys wouldn’t be that impressed if he was given the nod to be a starter in the lineup because his play is not that good.

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      However he has played very well for his national team and other teams he was loaned to. It is at Arsenal that he has looked average.

    2. NY_Gunner says:

      I guess you would have to say”It’s a matter of opinion”…But Joel did more than just run around. He worked hard and well both on offense and defense. His skill set on the wings was only matched by Alexis. And if you were to compare him to either Jack, Aaron, Theo or Ox, he’s on another level all together…

  11. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    It will be difficult for Arsenal to turndown Calos Ancelottis’s Bayern Munich request if they actually want to sign Gnabry from us. Because despite Spurs attempts to use the sales of their Gareth Bale then to Madrid to stall Mesut Ozil signing for us, Ancelotti still went ahead to sell Ozil to us.

    Arsenal have written off Gnabry from the rank and file of their squad as a reliable Gunner they can reckon with after his failed loan outings at WBA and his unimpressive performances latter for our Under 21 team. But his coming back from the dead for Germany at the Rio Olympics has introduced a new dimension into his career at Arsenal. One wouldn’t want to blame Arsenal for not extending Gnabry’s deal before it has reached this stage where Arsenal could sell him for a much higher price to any club who insisted on buying him but not at low price Madrid are offering Arsenal now for him.

    1. G-Rude says:

      Bayer Munich? Real Madrid? I thought we were all talking about werder bremen?

  12. Break-on-through says:

    Personally, I’d given up on Gnabry ever fulfilling the huge potential that people saw. He’s a good dribbler and can link up well, but his end product reminded me a bit of Wellington. He scored six in six at this last tournament but I’m not sure on the quality of opponents or even if the best German youngsters went to the games. From what I’ve seen of Gnabry I don’t think it’s a big loss if he leaves. However he is only 21, he’s quick also a little tricky, you never know what way he might turn out. I’m still leaning towards him not being a big loss.

    1. Twig says:

      Gnabry’s end product is arguably better than that of the OX.

      1. NY_Gunner says:

        Not by much…

      2. Break-on-through says:

        True, there are similarities.

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