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Serge Gnabry close to joining Bayern Munich from Arsenal - Twitter reacts

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Rating Arsene Wenger's summer transfer window at Arsenal is by no means an easy task.

While he's spent almost £100 million on Granit Xhaka, Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez, the Frenchman has made a few questionable decisions where departures are concerned.

Sending Joel Campbell on a fifth season-long loan move to Sporting Lisbon earlier this month was the first, with rumours emerging on Monday that Jack Wilshere could also be shown the exit door on a temporary basis.


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But on Tuesday morning, reports suggested the 66-year-old is about to sell one of his highest-rated youngsters in what would be a bizarre move.

According to Sky Germany (see below), Serge Gnabry is close to joining Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich permanently, where he would then be sent on loan to Werder Bremen.

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Gnabry's contract expires at the end of the season but it's not through a lack of trying that Wenger has been unable to convince the 21-year-old of staying, after voicing a desire for him to sign a new deal.

And you can hardly blame Arsenal's manager for wanting to keep the German starlet given the vast potential he possesses, as showcased at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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Gnabry was on fire in Brazil and was recognised for his six goals scored and overall contribution by being named Germany's Player of the Tournament.

Predictably, Arsenal supporters were furious upon hearing that the youngster is on his way to Bayern.


Wenger certainly knows how to rub Arsenal fans up the wrong way.

He did have some good news to share on Saturday, though, by admitting that Mustafi and Perez have both completed medicals and are on the verge of signing, subject to paperwork.

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"We have bought two players Mustafi and Perez," Wenger said. "They've both had medicals but we need to complete the paperwork."

The Frenchman's words came after his side's impressive 3-1 victory over Watford at Vicarage Road, during which Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil all scored.

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