Wenger thinks "Bayern handled behind the scenes"

Before Serge Gnabry's transfer to Bayern 2017/18, there were contradictory statements. Now Arsene Wenger has also spoken, accusing the Munichers of "manipulation".



Arsene Wenger would have liked to keep him at Arsenal: Serge Gnabry.


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Arsene Wenger would have liked to keep him at Arsenal: Serge Gnabry.



Arsene Wenger would have liked to keep him at Arsenal: Serge Gnabry.


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Arsene Wenger would have liked to keep him at Arsenal: Serge Gnabry.

In 2016, Arsenal's Gnabry went to Bremen, where he shone the following season with eleven goals and three assists in 27 games, thus attracting the attention of other clubs. Already then reported the kicker of a "first right of access" Bayern, which was vehemently rejected in Bremen.

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Frank Baumann, CEO of SVW, never tired of pointing out that there was no agreement. But the fact is that Gnabry moved to Bayern and was subsequently rewarded for a year by Hoffenheim. The first right of access was not much discussed afterwards. But now, Arsène Wenger lets him sit down.

Allegations against Bayern Munich

In an interview with "Beinsports", the French suspected Bayern of having "manipulated" behind the scenes. How does he come to this hypothesis? "We have been trying for a long time to extend his contract," revealed the former coach of the Gunners, who had already brought Gnabry to London at the age of 16. "I think Bayern has handled behind the scenes," said the 69-year-old suspected of being made with the player. In case "he would go to Bremen, he would come later to Bayern" would be.

Even if Gnabry had not managed to win under Wenger at Arsenal, the coach has always been convinced of the qualities of the offensive player. "He has always been very talented, sometimes lacking self-confidence and always convinced that he could accomplish a lot."

Council of the wengers in Gnabry

In the meantime, Gnaby has made a name for himself on the national and international scene, notably thanks to his four-goal gala at the 7-2 Champions League in Tottenham Hotspur. Wenger also pointed out that it was such a game "where everything works for you and everything against Tottenham". Nevertheless, the coaching legend should have noticed that in the meantime, the 24-year-old has made a big leap forward and is now part of Bayern's squad and team. German national

Whether permanent or not, this will be seen in the years to come. Whatever it is, Wenger had some advice to give to his former player. "A career at the highest level requires consistency, and that's what counts when we look at the players who dominate our sport, these are the ones that matter most," said the French, pointing out that Gnabry is so strong Achievements as he must constantly show against Tottenham to be able to count in the long term on the best of his guild.

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