Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are looking to rebuild their squad ahead of what could turn out to be a challenging campaign. The Gunners failed to secure Champions League football last term, but finishing fifth has assured them a spot in the Europa League.
To improve upon their results in the 2022-23 season, it is important for them to have a deep squad capable of being competitive on all fronts.
The Gunners presumably want to strengthen their wider areas ahead of the upcoming season. With that objective in mind, Arteta’s side have reportedly started monitoring Gnabry’s situation at Bayern.
The German winger will be out of contract in June 2023. The Bavarians have hinted that he could leave the club this summer itself if a renewal isn’t agreed upon.
Bayern Munich signed the 26-year-old from Werder Bremen for an €8 million fee in 2017. They loaned him to Hoffenheim for a year before inducting him into the first team in the 2018-19 season.
Since then, he has played in 171 games across competitions for the German champions, recording 64 goals and 40 assists. He was instrumental in Bayern winning the 2020 Champions League title, scoring nine goals in the competition, including scoring four goals in a single group stage game against Tottenham Hotspur.
Serge Gnabry previous spell with Arsenal left much to be desired
Gnabry joined Arsenal’s Under-18 team from Stuttgart’s Under-17 team in the summer of 2011. In his debut season, he played in the Premier Reserve League, recording two goals and two assists in six appearances.
Between 2012 and 2016 he featured in the Under-21 Premier League, Premier League Playoffs, and Elite Group matches for the Arsenal Under-23 team. He scored 10 goals and provided six assists in 32 appearances.
The forward also made 18 senior team appearances under then-manager Arsene Wenger, recording one goal and a couple of assists. Ahead of the 2015-16 campaign, the north London outfit loaned Gnabry out to West Bromwich Albion.
He made only three appearances for the Baggies, playing a total of 137 minutes. Gnabry was recalled from loan in the 2015-16 winter transfer window and was finally sold to Werder Bremen for €5 million in the summer of 2016.