Arsenal fans in the Tavern have been kept busy so far as the club looks to rebuild in the post-Wenger era.
New Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been quick to rebuild the squad so far this summer. Arsenal have already three new names to the club in Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno and Sokratis Papastathopoulos but are on the hunt for more.
Recently the Gunners have been linked with Mexico’s World cup star, Hirving Lozano according to Publimetro (h/t The Sun). The Gunners are ready to rival Barcelona and Real Madrid for the PSV Eindhoven ace who starred in Mexico’s 3-0 demolishing of Germany. However, if the club had kept Serge Gnabry – who’s now with Bayern – they might not have needed to bring in a new winger.
Joining the club in 2011, Serge Gnabry had a chequered career with Arsenal. The winger always showed potential but was at times inconsistent and never really given a true chance to showcase his talent at Arsenal. In his best season for the club, he managed to make nine appearances in the Premier League.
Such were the small amount of first-team opportunities that the club decided to send Gnabry out on loan to West Brom, where he mustered just three appearances for the first-team and was basically outcast by then boss Tony Pulis. Subsequently, the German was sold to Werder Bremen where he impressed Bayern who then bought and loaned him to Hoffenheim where he was superb.
Playing 22 games for the German outfit, Gnabry racked up 10 goals and seven assists. Showcasing his pace, power and technical ability, Gnabry finally showed Arsenal what he could’ve been providing them. Moreover, with a run of games in the first-team, the flying winger developed into not just a quick winger but a player that took up great positions and made the right decisions.
While Arsenal do need a new winger, and Hirving Lozano has been impressive for Mexico, if they had shown some more faith in Gnabry, he could well have been filling that role already.
Were Arsenal wrong to let Gnabry go Arsenal fans?