It’s official — Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry has extended his contract until 2023. The former Arsenal youth product transferred to Bayern in 2017 after a strong debut season in the Bundesliga with Werder Bremen.
He was loaned out to Hoffenheim and spent a season developing under Julian Nagelsmann, scoring 10 goals and assisting another 8 despite injuries limiting him to just 1,806 minutes. After coming back to Bayern, he started the the 18/19 campaign slowly but grew into his role as time went on, eventually cementing himself as a starting winger alongside Kingsley Coman. Gnabry has 8 goals and 5 assists so far this season.
Here’s the reaction from the player upon extending his contract:
️ @SergeGnabry: "I feel really good here. I have a lot of fun with this team. I hope to win many titles and enjoy great moments. I'm looking forward to a good future with #FCBayern."#MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/ja974rD2f6— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) March 5, 2019
Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic reiterated Gnabry’s importance in the future of the team, given that this will be Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben’s last season at the club.
#Serge2023 ⚡— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) March 5, 2019
"We're delighted to have tied #Gnabry down to a long-term contract. Serge is one of our young guns and an important part of #FCBayern's future." @Brazzo #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/pEEJhhRAKE
Despite Gnabry’s extension, Bayern will likely remain committed to bringing in at least another winger in the summer — be it Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi, Lille’s Nicolas Pepe, or someone else. However, having a more developed player like Gnabry at the club eases the burden of transition, and he should expect to play an important role for Bayern and Die Mannschaft going forward.
Here’s to many more fruitful years at Bayern, Serge!