What’s the latest news involving Gnabry?
According to German journalist Christian Falk, the Gunners are interested in the 26-year-old, although he believes that Gnabry re-signing for his former club is likelier to happen in the summer of 2023 when he’s a free agent.
Falk reckons that having failed to qualify for the Champions League under Mikel Arteta, it would be ‘financially unrealistic’ to sign Gnabry, whose directly contributed to 104 goals in 171 matches at the Allianz Arena, 27 of which came last season.
Despite Falk’s report, Taylor thinks that should Sadio Mane leave Liverpool and join the Bundesliga champions, it could pave the way for Gnabry, who’s opportunities could reduce if the Senegal international sign for Munich, to leave the German giants.
What did Taylor say about Gnabry?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “I think it’s a realistic [signing]. At the moment there’s nothing concrete to it, but it’s definitely a realistic possibility, especially with Mane likely to join Bayern Munich, which would hamper Gnabry’s chances of game-time slightly more.
“It’s gone a bit stagnant for him since he started really well when he returned and won the Champions League.”
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Why do Arsenal want to re-sign Gnabry?
There’s two reasons why the Gunners might be desperate to bring the Germany international back to the club.
Firstly, they badly need some firepower in the attacking areas, having scored only 61 goals in their 38 Premier League games last season, with Emile Smith Rowe (10) and Bukayo Saka (11) the only two players to score more than seven times.
Furthermore, Gnabry, described as ‘world class‘ by ex-Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, has been one of the top attacking players in Europe over recent years.
Since joining Bayern Munich from Werder Bremen in 2018, the attacker has scored an impressive 60 goals and laid on a further 44 assists for his teammates.
37 of those goal contributions came in the 2019-2020 campaign when Gnabry’s heroics fired Bayern to the treble, and while his performance levels have dropped since winning the Champions League during the thick of the pandemic, he remains one of the top wide men in Europe’s top five leagues.