It was a fairly disappointing end to Arsenal’s season. The Gunners missed out on Champions League football by two points. However, the fans and members of the club are optimistic about the young squad.
During the transfer window, Mikel Arteta would be looking to reinforce the squad. Rumours are circulating that Serge Gnabry might be up for returning to the club where he started his senior career.
A recent post shared by Arsenal employee Samuel Gilbert has fans excited about this possible transfer. In an Instagram story, Gilbert who is the club’s social media manager shared an old photo of himself with Gnabry.
The photo is captioned with the house, hourglass and praying emojis, indicating that the German winger may be returning home very soon. It could also simply mean that he is hoping the player returns soon, nonetheless, the photo has fans excited.
Gnabry is supposedly disappointed with the contract Bayern Munich is offering for his renewal. As a result, both the player and club are hoping he can be sold this window so that he does not go for free next year. The rumoured price set by the Bavarians is €40m.
It has been 8 years since the German winger played for the north London club. A combination of injury problems and a disappointing loan spell at West Brom led to the player going to Germany.
There the winger showed his talents at Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim, which saw him get a transfer to Munich. In Munich, he has won 4 league titles and was crucial for winning a Champions League title.
The prodigal son returning to his home club to finish unfinished business is a common trope. Recently Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku, and many more have come back to their old clubs.
All have not seen successful spells after returning, however those who did have cemented their status as legends. If Gnabry returns he will strengthen a promising Arsenal team, and perhaps lead them to the Champions League after 6 long years.