Arsene Wenger explains why Serge Gnabry failed to make it at Arsenal after his heroics against Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League.
Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry has made quite a name for himself in London after conducting the destruction of both Tottenham and Chelsea within a matter of months. However, he failed to make much of an impression at Arsenal, where he began his senior career.
He spent 4 years at the North London club. However, he could only manage to make 10 league appearances and scored a solitary goal. He was eventually loaned to West Brom but struggled for game time there as well. He went on to play only one match for them.
Gnabry left Arsenal to join Werder Bremen in the summer of 2016. He only stayed a season before eventually moving to Bayern Munich, where he has blossomed. However, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims that Gnabry had a tendency to look for the easy way and that is why he failed during his stay with the Gunners.
Arsene Wenger explains why Serge Gnabry failed to make it at Arsenal
‘He has no real limitations. It’s more how much does he want to suffer,’ the former Arsenal head coach said on beIN SPORTS. ‘Because he has pace, power, technical ability, he’s very intelligent, sometimes he looks for the easy way in football. That’s what was his problem. He lacked a bit.
‘I gave him to West Brom, it didn’t work out at all. In fairness I think we had an agreement with him but Bayern stole him away from Werder Bremen.
‘He’s a good player. He has individual ability and collective ability. We had an agreement with him but because he didn’t play at West Brom I let him go with the U21s in the summer with the German national team and he did very well of course.
‘We had prepared him for us to sign his new contract but then suddenly he wanted to go to Werder Bremen.
‘But it was not Werder Bremen that bought him it was Munich that bought him. Because six months or less than one year later he moved from Bremen to Bayern but it was a done deal before. ‘He was at the end of his contract and we thought that he would stay because he told he would stay.’
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