Disappointed father of Arsenal starlet confirms exit but tug-of-war in progress between Bundesliga rivals

Serge Gnabry’s father has seemingly confirmed that his son is set to leave Arsenal for Bayern Munich before joining Werder Bremen on loan.

The 21-year-old enjoyed a stellar tournament at the Olympics in Rio this summer, and it’s no surprise that he’s attracted interest from elsewhere.

Having joined the Gunners from Stuttgart five years ago, Gnabry enjoyed a short stint in the first-team due to injuries a few years ago but wasn’t able to solidify that spot as loan deals and injury woes followed.

Now, according to SWR, his father has all-but confirmed his move to Bayern with reports in German from Kicker claiming that the Bavarian giants will pay €8m to sign him, although he doesn’t sound too thrilled about the move.

“I would have liked it if Serge had prevailed here at Arsenal, he still has a contract until 2017. But he’s already thinking about moving elsewhere.

“Bayern is like Arsenal. Even there he has extremely strong competition. He should have more patience here in London.”

Since that news was broken though, Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann has added further details to the situation during a press conference and suggested that the Bundesliga outfit are in fact looking to secure a deal for Gnabry for themselves, thus cutting Bayern out of the move.

It remains to be seen how successful they are with that plan but based on his confidence when discussing the matter with the media, it appears as though Baumann feels like there is a strong chance that it could happen.

While the situation seems a little messy at this point, with just over 24 hours to go before the transfer deadline, expect it to be straightened out sooner rather than later with Gnabry set to discover where his future lies on Wednesday.

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