Arsene Wenger is considering approaching former star Serge Gnabry this summer following the player’s recent exit from Werder Bremen
According Italian sources, Arsenal could be in the running to complete a surprising move for former player Serge Gnabry after the player left German side Werder Bremen last week.
The German U-21 international interestingly only completed the move away last summer after struggling to garner game time at the Emirates.
The youngster was sent out on loan during the 2015-16 campaign to West Bromwich Albion and following an average spell at the Hawthornes, there was little hope for the German as far as regular first-team football at Arsenal was concerned.
Breaking ahead of the likes of Danny Welbeck, Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez above him in the pecking order was always going to be a tall order. Hence a move out to Werder Bremen was expected for the youngster, and an impressive spell in the Bundesliga followed where Gnabry clocked 11 goals and 2 assists in 27 games.
His club exploits earned him a call-up to the national team where he’s already scored 3 goals in 2 outings courtesy of a debut hat-trick against San Marino during an 8-0 demolition of the minnows.
Despite enjoying a breakthrough season at Bremen, Gnabry chose to trigger a clause in his contract that enabled his exit from the club amidst news linking him with a move to high-flying Hoffenheim.
The Julian Nagelsmann-led outfit have been the biggest revelation in German football after RB Leipzig this campaign and are reportedly looking to table a bid for Gnabry in a bid to improve their squad depth with European football to look forward to next season.
However, the Germans will now have to compete with the 21-year-old’s former employers in-order to secure his signature. Gnabry had a lot more potential suitors lined up with Bayern Munich, Rb Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund all showing their interest during the January transfer window after the player’s incredible first half of the campaign .
But the second half of the campaign saw the player endure more injury worries than game-time and that saw him fall down the pecking order at the club following Max Kruse’s burst to form that saw the German international hit the net 15 times while setting up his team-mates on 7 occasions.
Arsenal are looking to strike a deal with the player and improve their depth in attack with Alexis Sanchez’s departure from the club looking imminent this summer amidst interest from Manchester City and Bayern Munich.
With Hoffenheim offering Champions League football and potentially greater first-team opportunities, Arsenal will have to cough out a potentially lucrative contract if they are to compensate for their absence from Europe’s elite competition and have the pendulum swing in their favour.