Winterburn doubts if Bundesliga ace would fit in at Arsenal

Nigel Winterburn admits Serge Gnabry would be a great signing for Arsenal, but he doesn’t think the German will solve the club’s current problem.

Gnabry got his first-team breakthrough at the Emirates, but he struggled to develop his talents and left the club for Germany, where he turned into a global superstar for Bayern Munich.

He is now one of the finest wingers in the world and he has been tipped to return to the Emirates as a part of Mikel Arteta’s rebuild.

The Gunners will keep bolstering their squad with quality players when the transfer window reopens, and it hardly gets better than Gnabry at the moment.

The German could leave Bayern as he struggles to agree to a new deal with them, but a move to Arsenal might not be what the Gunners need now, according to Winterburn.

He said via Metro Sport: ‘The improvement he’s shown and what he’s achieved since leaving Arsenal is incredible.

‘He’d be a good addition to the squad, I don’t think anyone would deny that, but where would he come in and who’s position would he potentially take.

‘There’s Saka, Smith-Rowe and Martinelli, so he’ll most likely play in one of those roles.

‘I think he would improve the squad, but I think Arsenal need to strengthen their squad in other areas rather than the wide areas.

Just Arsenal Opinion

While we need players in other positions on the team, we also need to keep adding quality to the spots we might have many options now.

The likes of Liverpool have continued to add top players to every position on their team, and that is one reason they have remained competitive.

Gnabry would be a great addition to our squad and we need him in the as soon as this summer.

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  1. Hell no!

    Winterburn is spot on (which did surprised me as I expected some bullshit like Campbell, Merson and Keown used to share).
    We really don’t need someone that would make ESR #3 or Saka as the second choice.

    That would be a Klopp or a Guardiola move. We don’t have that much money, and we should spend it better.

  2. Arsenal does not need Gnabry or any other high salaried player. Our top goal scorers are free players like ESR and Saka while 7m Martinell is a baller and 30m Odegaard chips in with assists and goals. Arsenal need not pay for any one in the next few years because the academy can provide all we need. Balogun Biereth and Moller are as good as any expensive “marque” striker. Hazeez M’hand Oleyanka Patino cover the midfield while Osei-Tutu Rekik Ballard Lopez Norton-Cuffy lock down the defence.

  3. Gnabry would be a good addition to replace Lacazette, he’s got the pace, skill and stamina, we can get a taller striker for Ariel balls.

  4. I think we can take gnabry IMO because we will be having a lot of games and also the fixture congestion while also adding a winning mentality in this young squad. He can also play as a false 9. I see him of the Gabriel Jesus mould so it’s good to give it a shot.

  5. We should consider Gnabry as a no.9 and sign another striker. This will allow Gnabry to play a variety of positions and considering the hectic fixture schedule once we make it to Europe, form of players, injuries and suspensions, squad depth is essential. Also Gnabry is a ex gunner and that is the advantage, he would love playing for Arsenal.

  6. I don’t think some fans understand what we are going into next season of we finally get the champions league place!

    Have you thought about the stamina and durability of Saka, Martinelli, Smith, odegaard for a long season without injuries covid and loss of form?
    Have we forgotten next season there would be world cup activities in between, so you are expecting those young lads to be consistent for both club and country with a minimum of 50 gmaes to be played throughout the season, they will surely burn out. This is same thing that happened to Wilshere after he got burn out and injured he wasn’t the same again.

    Serge Gnabry has good affection with Arsenal so it won’t be much of a debate for we to bring him back, with his winning experience and goals he can boost our attacking play, or you think we will be struggling for 1-0 all season, some games we need to score more and other games we need to rest some key players. Besides Pepe isn’t a player Arteta that can strive with his tactics, while Gnabry is versatile @Bayern this season he plays mostly as a right wingback, he has played as a left winger right winger second striker and as a striker for Germany so I feel he can compete for any spot in the attacking 4 positions ahead of the midfield base.

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