As Arsenal are supposedly upping their game on the search for a striker this January following the news that Theo Walcott will be ruled out for the rest of the Premier League campaign, few would have expected to hear that a possible outgoing player rumour was doing the rounds.
Arsenal and Germany under 19 international, Serge Gnabry has made a breakthrough into the Gunners first team this season, showing his full potential through a string of impressive performances more than once this season. But now Arsenal could be in for a battle to keep the youngster with German superclub Borussia Dortmund supposedly eyeing up a summer move for the 18 year old.
Gnabry, who has earned the praises of so many fans, pundits and players this season, turned down his old team Stuttgart in the summer, when they came calling for his return. He stated that he intended to try and break into the Arsenal first team before considering where his future lies and if I’m honest I think that Arsenal has shown that we do rate him very highly, however will that be enough to keep Gnabry?
The rumour originated from German media outlet, Bild, who are usually quite reliable for their claims, but let’s hope that they are wrong on this occasion. The report which has been recorded by national newspaper, The Daily Mirror, states that Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp will make a move for Gnabry in the summer, once Robert Lewandowski makes his move to Bayern Munich.
I’m sure that although Dortmund is sure to be an attractive offer because they really have improved to the stature of a superclub in the last few years, I’m sure the project at Arsenal will be more exhilarating for Gnabry. Hopefully now that he’s likely to get plenty of game time under his belt, in Walcott’s absence, he will be persuaded to remain with Arsenal, because I genuinely believe he could be the next greatest gem to make his progress with the Gunners.