Wenger: Bayern manipulated Gnabry exit

Serge Gnabry left Arsenal after Bayern Munich manipulation, says Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger believes Serge Gnabry chose to leave Arsenal after being “manipulated behind the scenes” by Bayern Munich.

Gnabry broke into the Arsenal first team under Wenger in 2012 but went on to make only 10 Premier League appearances for the Gunners before leaving to join Werder Bremen in 2016.

The winger moved on to Bayern Munich the following season and has since become a key player for the Bundesliga champions, as well as the German national side.

Former Gunners manager Wenger insists he wanted Gnabry to remain with Arsenal, but the 24-year-old was tempted to leave the Premier League amid interest from Bayern.