Despite their superb work to land a double deal in the space of a week, it looks as if there’s one transfer that Arsenal haven’t been able to pull off.
And that’s keeping hold of one of their most promising youngsters, Serge Gnabry, who now looks set to join Bundesliga side Werder Bremen on a permanent deal.
Early reports surrounding the deal suggested that the 21-year-old would move to Bremen for the season after signing a long-term deal with Bayern Munich.
However, as his father spoke of his disappoinment in Gnabry leaving the club who first saw his potential, he went on to unofficially announce the move to Bremen was near enough done.
I would have preferred it had Serge come out on top at Arsenal. He’s still under contract until 2017, but has already left in his thoughts.
Following that update Werder Bremen have come out and announced that Bayern will play no part in the deal, which looks set to reach just short of £7million.
— SV Werder Bremen EN (@werderbremen_en) August 30, 2016
It’s not exactly a transfer that Arsenal fans will be reeling over, but question marks have been raised over Arsene Wenger’s management of the player.
Wenger spoke earlier this month of his desire to extend Gnabry’s contract, that was before Joel Campbell was sent on a season-long loan to Sporting Lisbon.
The idea that Gnabry could take the Costa Rican’s place was something that made sense, but it looks as if the winger has other ideas and will now return to his home country.
BBC Sport’s David Ornstein has since come out and stated that talks are ongoing between the two clubs, but we can expect an announcement as early as deadline day morning.
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