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Transformed player chooses Arsenal ahead of EPL return

Timothy Aiyeku

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Serge Gnabry

Germany International Serge Gnabry has stated that North London outfit Arsenal will be his destination if he is to have a return to the Premier League.

While making it clear that he is happy with the German Bundesliga outfit, Bayern Munich, Serge Gnabry stated that if he is asked to make a return to the Premier League, Arsenal will still be his choice.

Serge Gnabry was with the North London outfit for five years, between 2011 and 2016 and never got to be at his best. He had just 18 appearances for the Gunners. He was loaned out to West Brom where he also failed to make the mark and was told that he is “not at the level” for top-flight football in England.” by manager Tony Pulis.

The exit of Serge Gnabry from the Emirates Stadium was the beginning of a new dawn as he had a turnaround in his career by becoming a transformed player. He is a major player in the Bundesliga club and won the Champions League cup with them.

The 25-year-old has expressed delight with his journey so far because many didn’t believe in him.

“You always hear a little bit about it or people in the UK ask me about it,” Gnabry told CBS of Pulis’ jibe.

“It looks like it won’t stop, all I can say is I’m proud of the journey I’ve taken.

“To be a Champions League winner now when a couple of years back I was doubted is obviously a great thing for me.

“Of course after having struggled a lot it was difficult to pick myself up. The biggest thing is that self-confidence, that I knew what I was capable of. I never lost that. Obviously, you doubt it at some points but I never lost it.

“The second biggest point in that way is I was playing a lot, not having so many injuries, so many little things that kept me out of games. To just be consistent and being able to play every time, showing my performance helped me for the future. If I can play, I can show what I can do.”

Mikel Arteta might not have the former Gunners player in his wish list but no doubt he would be glad at the opportunity to have him in the team, knowing that he is more experienced and has a knowledge of the Premier League.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.