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Serge Gnabry set to join Bayern, be immediately loaned out

First Rio, then London, then Munich, then Bremen? Serge Gnabry’s next club could be Bayern... kind off...

Brazil v Germany - Final: Men's Football - Olympics: Day 15 Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Arsenal’s Serge Gnabry is set to join Bayern on a permanent transfer, according to Sky Germany. The Stuttgart-born forward, who was a silver medalist with Germany’s Olympic team, will then reportedly be loaned out to Werder Bremen.

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger hoped Gnabry would sign a contract extension, indicating that he believed 21-year-old had a real future at the Emirate. Gnabry’s scarce playing time and loan moves in recent years seem to suggest otherwise. Since joining the Gunners in 2011 from Stuttgart, Gnabry has made 18 for the Gunners, with his last coincidently coming in 2014 against Bayern.

Schalke, Hertha Berlin, Mainz and Leipzig have also been linked to Gnabry after his impressive showing in the Olympics. He was the top goal scorer in Rio de Janeiro, scoring six goals in the six-game tournament.

Gnabry spent parts of last year at West Brom before being recalled by his parent club. He was a consistent call-up to Germany’s U21 team before coach Horst Hrubesch included him in his Olympic squad.

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