Serge Gnabry has admitted he could be tempted by a return to Arsenal despite only leaving the club in August of last year.
The 21-year-old move to Werder Bremen after failing to break into the first team at the Emirates and has made an impact in the Bundesliga following his summer move.
While Gnabry has insisted he is happy in Bremen and not looking to move this summer he does hint an offer from his former club could tempt him away from Germany.
“As of today, I do not intend to change in the summer. But what happens in the future depends on my performances,” Gnabry told Bild.
“What if Chelsea or Arsenal come knocking? Well, at the moment I’m trying to give my everything to Werder.
“Maybe it’s not all that bad that Bremen’s a smaller city. There are more temptations in London than in Bremen. As a footballer, you feel at home where you have sporting success. All is perfect here for me right now that’s why is also top as a city.”
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Arsenal team-mate Per Mertesacker has been linked with a move away from the club this winter as he seeks to regain fitness after a long injury.
The defender is yet to feature this season and Gnabry says he would be welcomed back at Werder where Mertesacker spent five years prior to making the move to the Premier League.
“Per has had a career that not many footballers can match. He is experienced enough to decide his own way forward,” Gnabry said.
“Since he’s a good friend of mine I would of course be happy to play together with him.”
Gnabry’s departure from Arsenal was a real disappointment, with manager Wenger admitting he wanted him to sign a new deal prior to his departure.
While a return to the Gunners would be something of a shock should he continue his current development he would no doubt be warmly welcomed back at the Emirates.