Werder Bremen are reportedly set to sign German Olympic silver medalist Serge Gnabry from Arsenal on a season-long loan.
Sky Sports have revealed that Werder Bremen are set to bring Serge Gnabry to Bundesliga, albeit on a temporary basis. The report stated that Werder Bremen’s sporting director Frank Baumann told the media outlet that the club has reached an agreement with Arsenal to vest temporarily the services of the German youngster.
Bayern Munich were reported to be close to signing the 21-year-old on a permanent basis with the aim of loaning the youngster out to Werder Bremen for the season. However, Baumann refuted the claims by confirming that Bayern Munich were not involved in any way in the deal to bring Gnabry to the club, and that the defending Bundesliga Champions did not influence Arsenal’s decision.
Baumann said,“ Talks with Arsenal are going well. He would like to play for us. Bayern Munich have no influence on potential transfer.”
Gnabry joined Arsenal at the age of 16 from Stuttgart and was instantly billed for success by the coaches at the club including Arsene Wenger, who was criticised by the German Olympic coach for the lack of faith in the 21-year-old winger.
Gnabry found it tough to break into the first-team for the last couple of seasons with some injuries dampening his growth, but the 21-year-old showed his talent in front of the Brazilian crowd at Rio as he ended the Olympics with six goals to his name.
The player was instantly linked with a host of Bundesliga clubs and Schalke’s club director stating that every Bundesliga club except Bayern Munich was interested in a deal for the youngster, inlcuding his own.
The move to Werder Bremen ensures guaranteed first-team playing time for Gnabry while Arsene Wenger can be at peace with the player going out on a temporary basis, as Sky reported that the Frenchman believes the player has a future at Emirates.