How Gnabry Became World Class After He Wasn’t Good Enough for West Brom

Serge Gnabri West Bromwich Albion

Football can be funny sometimes. Serge Gnabry destroyed his second London club this season, scoring a brace against Chelsea for Bayern Munich’s 3-0 victory in the Champions League last night. It was a masterful display from the forward and I think very few people doubt that Gnabry is world-class nowadays. And yet, several years ago the youngster was labeled “not good enough” to start for West Bromwich Albion by Toni Pulis, of all people. So it got me thinking, how did Gnabry develop from not good enough for West Brom…

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Arsenal gossip: Benzema deal still ON despite Wenger comments and Gotze deal a ‘possibility’

Friday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour roundup. Arsenal are still confident of signing Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, 27, despite Gunners boss Arsene Wenger dismissing the move, the Daily Star reports. Wenger is known for keeping his cards close to his chest in regards to transfers, and could be playing coy ahead of one of the biggest transfer deals in their history. Mario Gotze’s agent has admitted he could leave Bayern Munich this summer if a good offer comes in, the Daily Express reports. Arsenal have been heavily linked with…

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Arsenal gossip: Benzema price named, but Wenger wants another Real Madrid star also

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Arsenal will reportedly be able to sign Karim Benzema from Real Madrid this summer, but only if they bid £45m, according to the Metro. That fee would make him the club’s most expensive player, eclipsing the £42.5m spent on Mesut Ozil. As well as the Frenchman, Arsene Wenger wants another player from the Bernabeu to join his side this summer, the Metro report. The Gunners boss has reportedly instructed the board to get a deal done for winger Denis Cheryshev, who may…

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Arsenal news and gossip: Full-back pair ignore La Liga interest and commit future to Gunners

Here is Saturday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Hector Bellerin has ignored the possibility of any potential interest from former club Barcelona (via Metro), and has signed a new contract with the Gunners, the Daily Mirror report. The Mirror report that 20-year-old has put pen to paper on a long-term deal. On the other flank, Nacho Monreal has also seemingly confirmed his intention to remain with the Emirates outfit, the Metro report. The left-back has been linked with a move back to La Liga, with Athletic Bilbao interested. “I’m very…

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