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Official: Serge Gnabry extends his contract with Bayern Munich

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The former Arsenal man is going to stick around for a looooong time.

BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 06: Serge Gnabry of FC Bayern Muenchen celebrates with team mates after scoring his team's second goal during the DFB Cup match between Hertha BSC and FC Bayern Muenchen at Olympiastadion on February 06, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 06: Serge Gnabry of FC Bayern Muenchen celebrates with team mates after scoring his team’s second goal during the DFB Cup match between Hertha BSC and FC Bayern Muenchen at Olympiastadion on February 06, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.
(Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images)

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:

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.

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!