Serge Gnabry tells Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta the two factors required to secure Emirates return – Bailey Keogh

Arsenal could land their dream signing in Serge Gnabry in the summer transfer window by providing him with a key promise. The German international looks set to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season after failing to agree to a new contract.

According to German news outlet Sport1, Gnabry’s desire to leave Bayern is not only about the money. The player wants to feel like he has an important role into the team, and wishes to play in a more central position rather than on the wing.

This seems like the perfect move for Arsenal, as the north London side will need to sign a forward in the summer transfer window. Gnabry began his career with the Gunners before moving to the Bundesliga to join Werder Bremen and then Bayern and a return to north London certainly seems possible.

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Arsenal will be in desperate need of two new strikers in the summer transfer window, with both Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah’s days looking increasingly numbered. Both players’ contracts are set to expire at the end of the season and they have been linked with a move away from the club.

Crystal Palace are hopeful of signing Nketiah on a free transfer in the summer. Patrick Vieira’s failed to bring him at the start of this season, with the two clubs unable to agree on a fee, but this will no longer be an issue.

If he does depart from the club, along with Lacazette, then Folarin Balogun would be the only remaining striker at the club, meaning two striker signings may be required to combat the need for greater squad depth if Arsenal secure a return to the Champions League.

German outlet Bild have also claimed that Gnabry and his representatives are demanding £12.5m-a-year in wages to sign a new contract. But Bayern has yet to agree to these terms, which has put talks currently on hold.

The German winger still has a lot of admiration for Arsenal, which was proven with a tweet claiming that London is Arsenal’s after Gnabry’s Bayern Munich side dismantled Tottenham in the Champions 7-2 in 2019. He has also been pictured in Arsenal shirts on multiple occasions in recent times, which also highlights his love for the club.

Gnabry left the Gunners in 2016 to join Werder Bremen after he failed to agree a new contract when Arsene Wenger was manager of the club. Since his move away from the Premier League, he has become a Champions League winner and a multiple German league champion with Bayern Munich.

The German would be an excellent acquisition at the end of the season, as his versatility could prove key for Mikel Arteta. There is certainly unfinished business for Gnabry, which was proved when he dropped a potential transfer hint by saying he is “Always a Gunner”. According to CIES football observatory, he will cost around the £60m mark, which is a deal that could certainly be worth the cost.

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