ARSENAL’s bid to re-sign Serge Gnabry has been boosted by the winger’s reported refusal to pen a new deal with Bayern Munich.
The north Londoners are said to be keen on bringing the Germany international back to the Emirates six years after his departure.
Gnabry’s current deal with the Bundesligachampions expires next summer and talks over a new deal have stalled as the 26-year-old is unhappy with the club’s latest wage offer.
The forward doesn’t plan to commit his future to the club until he’s offered a suitable deal, but German newspaper Bild claims the Bavarians are unwilling to play ball.
They claim the Bayern brass are refusing to budge on their latest contract offer and are willing to cash in on Gnabry – who has also attracted interest from Real Madrid – this summer.
It’s said the club are keen not to let the former Werder Bremen man leave on a free transfer next summer.
Bayern’s reported willingness to part ways with Gnabry will be music to the ears of Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, who is set to be very active in the transfer market this summer.
Gnabry left Arsenal in the summer of 2016 in order to secure regular first-team football – joining Werder Bremen after a loan spell at West Brom.
But it wasn’t easy for the prolific winger – who scored four goals against the Gunners’ bitter rivals Tottenham in 2019 – to leave the Emirates.
He told Pro Sport Direct: “It was the hardest decision but I think it worked out well because I wanted to play. But as a club, Arsenal are top, top.”