Former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry was in good form as Germany defeated Northern Ireland 2-0 in a Euro 2020 qualifier last night. The 24-year-old scored the second goal at Windsor Park, taken his total to nine in just ten caps for his country.
Since leaving the Gunners in 2016, the German international has excelled, bagging a move to Bayern Munich in the process and becoming a first-team regular at the Bundesliga champions. Fans on Twitter are wishing that Arsenal kept hold of him:
The worse decision arsenal made was to get rid of gnabry https://t.co/zR54Qmuv8l
— shan (@_shandaley) 9 September 2019
Gnabry Should Have Stayed @Arsenal
— Millz Millz (@Millz_Olajo_Jr) 9 September 2019
Arsenal sold Gnabry for peanuts 😐
— Keyser Söze (@Letsholo_M) 9 September 2019
Why on Earth did we allow Serge Gnabry to leave?#Arsenal
— E-ny (@mchenrio) 9 September 2019
— Mike Gill (@0MikeGill) 9 September 2019
Still cant get over fact that @Arsenal let gnabry go for £4m.. clearly remem when Wenger used to prefer Walcott over Gnabry all the time 🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️ used to frustrating
— RP (@prakash85) 9 September 2019
@Arsenal Please buy back Serge Gnabry😭
— Persie Mabua (@PersieMabua) 9 September 2019
How did we manage to let go of serge gnabry ??? Argh arsenal so
— Graham Chimbumu (@anesugray) 9 September 2019
— 🇯🇲 Ras Ali 艾利克 (@akeem777) 9 September 2019
To be fair Gnabry always looked atrocious at Arsenal, he HAD to leave
— Robert Durst (@ColonelSandurst) 7 September 2019
Gnabry was in the last year of his contract when he left for Werder Bremen, and while Arsene Wenger wanted to keep him, the Gunners did not want to lose him for nothing. Even so, it must be said that the winger has developed his game immensely since leaving the Emirates, and that has only been possible after getting more regular game time.
Whether he would have got the matches if he had stayed in England, it is difficult to know. In any case, Arsenal do have a pretty strong forward line of their own these days anyway.