Over the last couple of days there have been stories linking Serge Gnabry with a move back to Arsenal.
The German left this summer after four seasons with the club to join Werder Bremen. The move came late in the transfer window, and at the time there were suggestions that Bayern Munich – transfer schemers par excellence – had a hand in the deal after initially being linked with him themselves.
Arsenal were keen to keep him and offered new terms, but he decided to leave for the Bundesliga.
Asked today at his press conference if there was any truth to the stories about bringing him back, the Arsenal manager said, “No. We have sold Serge Gnabry to Bremen.
“At the time it looked like Bayern Munich were behind it. I don’t really know. But at the moment no, we do not re-sign him.”
It will be interesting to see what happens with the 21 year old, who has scored 7 goals for Bremen this season in the Bundesliga, as well as a hat-trick for Germany in an 8-0 win over San Marino.
There was certainly no option clause mentioned, but it wouldn’t be at all surprising if there was a sell-on clause involved.