Arsene Wenger has said that he would like to keep Serge Gnabry at the Emirates Stadium and extend his contract with the club. The winger is currently away with the German National Team at the Olympics in Rio and his performances have attracted the attention of a number of Bundesliga clubs (via Arsenal.com).
We broke the news earlier in the week that Hertha Berlin would like to take the youngster on loan but Wenger quickly put a stop to that. “No. I want to keep Serge Gnabry and to extend his contract.” The Arsenal boss said during Thursday morning’s press conference.
“I think we stood by him for a long time. He went to West Brom and didn’t get a game. We had to rebuild his confidence when he came back. I allowed him to go to the Olympic Games – without having played for us at all – to get him back to competition and to help Germany so I think he’s here now for a long time and it’s important that he stays with us.”
Serge Gnabry is currently the joint-top scorer in the tournament with his teammate Nils Peterson. The pair have 6 goals each and the Arsenal man has impressed in every match he has played so it’s no wonder other clubs are interested.
The winger hasn’t played for Arsenal since the 2013-14 season but excelled during his breakout year. The 21-year-old didn’t look out of place in the Gunners first team, scoring one goal in nine matches during a spell in late 2013. Injury has hampered the German’s progress and his loan spell at West Brom last year didn’t help either. Let’s hope Gnabry can start performing for Arsenal like he has done for Germany in the Olympics.