ARSENAL fans are begging Serge Gnabry to “come home” after the Bayern Munich star revealed he was “rooting” for them to win the league this term.
The German international winger, 27, has just helped his club to claim an 11th-straight Bundesliga crown after BorussIa Dortmund’s final day collapse.
However, Gnabry is believed to be considering his future at the club as Bayern plan a firesale to help rebuild their squad.
A Premier League return has been mooted in the past, with former employers Arsenal linked.
Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have all also been keeping tabs on the ex-West Brom loanee.
Gnabry was spotted at today’s Formula One Spanish Grand Prix and agreed to an interview with Sky Sports.
When he was asked whether he had kept an eye on Arsenal this season as they were eventually pipped to the title by Manchester City, the attacker replied: “Of course I did.
“There’s a saying, ‘Once a Gunner, always a Gunner’, so of course I was rooting for them and hoping.
“I think they had a very good season.”
After the clip went viral online, hordes of Gooners took to Twitter to try and convince him to return to the Emirates.
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One fan wrote: “Come home Serge.”
“Bring him back,” demanded another.
While a fellow fan told Arsenal’s sporting director: “Get it done Edu.”
The German forward signed for Arsene Wenger when he was 16 in a deal worth around £100,000.
It was seen as a major coup, with many pundits calling Gnabry the future of German football.
Even Mesut Ozil would later go on to say that Gnabry was the best player he played with – after starring at 18 in a Champions League tie against Bayern Munich.
But, despite earning a nomination for the 2013 Golden Boy Award, a serious knee injury halted his progress.
When he returned to fitness, Gnabry found himself frozen out the side so he went on a disastrous loan to West Brom.
He only played three times for the Baggies with Tony Pulis saying he didn’t think the wide man was good enough for the Premier League.
Wenger sold Gnabry to Werder Bremen for £5m in 2017, and after starring in the Bundesliga a season later he earned a move to Bayern Munich, where he has destroyed defences across Europe ever since.
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