‘Always a Gunner’ – What Serge Gnabry has previously said about Arsenal return with Gunners ‘favourite’ to sign him amid transfer rumour linking him with return

Arsenal fans will be dreaming of a reunion with Serge Gnabry following reports he could be on the move this summer.

According to Sky Sports in Germany, the Bayern Munich star is 50-50 over whether he’ll extend his contract at the club, which is due to expire in the summer of 2023.

With salary an issue, it means the player could be able to move on if the German giants look to cash in on the 26-year-old.

The Gunners will no doubt be keeping a close eye on his contract situation, particularly given his comments about his strong connection with the north London club, telling Pro:Direct Soccer, he was: ‘Always a Gunner’, while in an interview with CBS Sport he declared Arsenal would be ‘favourite’ to sign him if he was to move on.

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His time in the Premier League was clearly a transformative spell in his career, making 18 appearances for Arsenal and three more during a loan spell with West Brom.

Speaking in 2016, Gnabry said: “Without being in England, I would not be the player I am now. There was Arsenal’s quick playing style, for example, which I learned.

“When you are a young player and you get to train with such top players as there are at Arsenal for three years then of course you take something away with you and it improves you.

“That was definitely the case with me. I probably would not be here now [at Bayern Munich] if I had not been in England.”

Chelsea and Tottenham are among the clubs who are said to be monitoring Gnabry’s contract situation at Bayern Munich, while Liverpool and Manchester United are also said to be keen.

However the forward has got Arsenal’s supporters very excited with a recent social media post of him sporting a retro Gunners’ shirt on Instagram.

While it remains to be seen what the future will hold for Gnabry, there’s no doubt that a return to north London could be a fitting next step in his career.