SERGE GNABRY has been giving lots of people nightmares in recent times.
Opposition gamers, opposing bosses… Arsenal followers.
Gnabry was as soon as a Gunners flop – and now he is an elite winger thriving elsewhere.
And the German ace is not the one one both.
We check out FIVE gamers who didn’t encourage at Arsenal earlier than launching themselves to stardom elsewhere.
THE German winger, 26, was as soon as on the books of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal.
In 5 years on the membership between 2011 and 2016, Gnabry made simply ten Premier League appearances.
He was even loaned out to West Brom – the place he warmed the bench, enjoying simply as soon as.
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So it was stunning when German giants Werder Bremen got here knocking.
Signed for simply £100,000, Wenger leapt on the probability to promote Gnabry for £5million.
However since then, the winger has turn into one of many most-feared wingers on the planet, routinely tearing defences aside.
Arsenal followers have had nightmares ever since – and got a bittersweet reminder in 2019.
Gnabry scored 4 instances as Bayern thumped arch-rivals Tottenham 7-2 within the Champions League.
The ahead now boasts Bundesliga titles in his trophy cupboard and a Champions League and Membership World Cup gong.
He might be on the transfer this summer season too. Will Arsenal attempt to tempt him again to the Emirates?
THE Armenian joined Arsenal within the notorious swap switch taking Alexis Sanchez head to Manchester United.
After 18 months and simply eight objectives in 39 Premier League video games, the Gunners allowed Mkhitaryan to affix Roma on mortgage.
A 12 months later, the North Londoners lower their losses and terminated the attacking midfielder’s contract, permitting him to maneuver to the Italian giants completely.
Since then, Mkhitaryan has been in excellent kind, even serving to Jose Mourinho’s aspect win the inaugural Europa Convention League.
With 27 objectives in 87 Serie A video games, his red-hot kind has seen him appeal to the eye of Inter Milan, with Mkhitaryan finishing his free transfer earlier this week.
IN 11 years at Arsenal, the Polish stopper struggled to persuade Wenger he was worthy of the No1 spot.
In truth, in that point, he solely ONCE performed each recreation within the season – restricted to simply 132 appearances.
Even when he was handed the position between the sticks, he was usually the topic of fan criticism.
After two years on mortgage at Roma, Arsenal finally offered Szczesny to Juventus.
There, he has gained three Serie A titles and been the epitome of consistency and even saved legendary stopper Gianluigi Buffon out of the workforce for some time.
THE Dutch star is beginning to give off actual Gnabry vibes…
Malen, 23, spent two years on the Gunners between 2015 and 2017 however by no means made it out of the youth ranks.
The ahead moved again to Holland to affix PSV Eindhoven and shortly grew to become one of many hottest properties in Europe.
Malen scored 55 instances in simply 115 video games, incomes himself his Holland debut earlier than shifting to Borussia Dortmund final 12 months.
The ex-Gunners ace is now tipped to exchange Erling Haaland because the main striker on the German giants after simply 5 objectives in his debut season within the new-Manchester Metropolis striker’s shadow.
At this trajectory, he might hang-out Arsenal fan’s goals for greater than a decade.
GIOVANNI VAN BRONCKHORST
AFTER starring at Rangers, Dutch worldwide Van Bronckhorst was signed by Wenger in 2001 for a payment of £8m.
He was signed because the alternative for the departing Emmanuel Petit to companion Patrick Vieira in Arsenal’s engine room.
Nonetheless, a cruciate ligament damage noticed him on the therapy room after only a few months on the membership.
He returned however Wenger struggled to search out his finest place, with Van Bronckhorst alternating between midfield and left-back.
In 2003, he was loaned to Barcelona, the place he went on to make 155 appearances, gained two La Liga titles and a Champions League – beating Arsenal 2-1 within the 2006 closing.
Van Bronckhorst later appeared within the 2010 World Cup closing for Holland.