Arsene Wenger ignored advice not to sell former Arsenal star whose value has skyrocketed to £80million

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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was apparently happy to sanction Serge Gnabry’s sale for just £5million back in 2016.

The 24-year-old started out as a youngster at the Emirates Stadium and enjoyed some first-team opportunities before struggling with injuries and having a difficult time out on loan at West Brom.

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Remarkably, however, Gnabry then left Arsenal for Werder Bremen for just £5m and went on to star in the Bundesliga, later earning a move to Bayern Munich.

Now a star player for Bayern and a regular at international level for Germany, letting Gnabry go now looks one of Arsenal’s biggest mistakes of recent times.

According to the Times, Gnabry is now valued at around £80million by CIES Football Observatory, and some at Arsenal argued against letting him go when they did.

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Arsenal reject Serge Gnabry has shone at Bayern Munich

However, the report suggests Wenger had the final say and ignored advice from around him, in what now clearly looks a bad move by the Frenchman.

There seems little doubt Gnabry could improve this current Gunners side, and he’s now also preparing to take on Tottenham in the Champions League.

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