After struggling to break into the first-team at Arsenal – and only playing once during a daunting loan spell at West Brom – the winger joined Werder Bremen for just £5million in 2016 and signed for Bayern a year later.
Since then he has become a key player for both Bayern and Germany national team, scoring 14 goals and providing five assists in the last Bundesliga season.
However, Gnabry only has one more year of contract at the Allianz Arena and is probably weighing his options, including with Real Madrid and Liverpool linked with transfers.
However, it could be a more prominent club making the biggest push to sign Gnabry picture reports the Gunners are interested in bringing the attacker back to north London.
The 26-year-old joined Arsenal’s academy from Stuttgart as a teenager in 2011 and actually played alongside Mikel Arteta – who, of course, now manages the Gunners.
Arsenal’s interest may not be a pipe dream either, with Gnabry reportedly open to the possibility of an Emirates return.
However, any deal has been made significantly more difficult by Arsenal’s failure to qualify for the Champions League – both financially and sportingly – and a reunion this summer is seen as unrealistic, particularly as Arteta has other transfer priorities to tackle first.
But Arsenal could be a serious option for Gnabry next summer if he doesn’t renew his contract with Bayern when he will be available on a free transfer.
Bayern honorary president Uli Hoeneß confirmed that German champions Gnabry had made a “great” offer but he has not yet committed to new terms and could be one of a growing list of players leaving the Bavarian club on a free transfer.
“It’s the same situation as with [Niklas] column. I think he has a great offer from Bayern and he has to make a decision now,” he told RTL when asked about Gnabry’s situation.
“Your media drives me crazy with these free transfer things. What do you want to do? Should you stuff players with money until they say yes, or maybe choke on it?’
Sule has agreed to join Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer, while David Alaba ended his contract last year before joining Real Madrid; Robert Lewandowski is out of contract next summer and is also threatening a fee if he is not allowed to move to Barcelona.
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