Serge Gnabry teases future Arsenal return as he lands Tottenham dig Gunners fans will love

Serge Gnabry left the Gunners in 2016, going on to enjoy stunning success with German and European champions Bayern Munich

Posted Sunday, November 08, 2020 by

Serge Gnabry has claimed he still has a “point to prove” despite his unrivalled success at Bayern Munich. The German international left Arsenal in 2016, joining Werder Bremen, before ending up with the German champions.

During his three seasons with Bayern, he has won six major trophies, including the Champions League at the end of last season.

But he’s admitted that the harsh words from Tony Pulis still mean he is seeking to prove people wrong.

Back in 2015, Pulis suggested that Gnabry”wasn’t at the level required” for West Brom during a loan spell at the Hawthorns.

On those comments, he told CBS Sports: "You always hear a little bit about it or people in the U.K. ask me about it.

Serge Gnabry teases future Arsenal return as he lands Tottenham dig Gunners fans will love
Serge Gnabry teases future Arsenal return as he lands Tottenham dig

"To be a Champions League winner now when a couple of years back I was doubted is obviously a great thing for me.

"Of course after having struggled a lot it was difficult to pick myself up. The biggest thing is that self-confidence, that I knew what I was capable of. I never lost that. Obviously, you doubt it at some points but I never lost it.

"The second biggest point in that way is I was playing a lot, not having so many injuries, so many little things that kept me out of games. To just be consistent and being able to play every time, showing my performance helped me for the future. If I can play I can show what I can do."

Despite his difficult time in the Midlands, the 25-year-old holds no ill-feelings to Arsenal, quite the opposite actually, claiming his Gunners connections still give him extra motivation.

Back in 2019, Gnabry scored four times during an 8-2 demoltion of Arsenal’s north London rivals at Wembley.

And a year later he helped to dump Chelsea out of the Champions League, before going on to win the competition.

Asked if his time with the Gunners made those results more special, he said: "of course, because of my Arsenal history against Spurs you have a little bit more motivation."

He also admitted that should he ever return to the Premier League, a move back to Arsenal would be his “favourite” option.

Gnabry went on to claim legendary Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who brought him into the first team, to thrive at a club like Bayern.

The Frenchman has been out of work since leaving the Emirates in 2018, but has reportedly turned down the chance of taking over at the Allianz.

"Do I think he [Wenger] could have success? For sure. He's proven that he's been a fantastic manager to lead a club.

"I would say the difference [between Wenger and Flick] for myself, being an older player, it's probably easier to communicate with the coach.”

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