With only a year left on his contract at the Allianz Arena, the £58.5m-rated star has been linked with a return to the Emirates Stadium.
According to CBS Sports reporter Ben Jacobs, Arsenal is keeping an eye on Gnabry’s status after missing out on acquiring Raphinha, who is expected to join Chelsea or Barcelona.
Gnabry, who was admired by former manager Arsene Wenger, only appeared 18 times during his initial tenure with the Gunners, but each of those came while Mikel Arteta was still on the field, which could aid the Spaniard if negotiations begin.
Since leaving north London, the 26-year-old has risen to become one of Europe’s greatest attacking players, helping him win many trophies with Bayern Munich.
But Gnabry might cost Arsenal around £50 million, which is comparable to what they would have had to spend for Raphinha, but they know that waiting 12 months could see them secure the German on a free transfer once his contract expires.
As a result, despite Arsenal’s interest in re-signing Gnabry, O’Rourke does not anticipate him to return to the Emirates until the end of the season.
“I think Gnabry has been on the radar of Arsenal, although I don’t think it’s a deal they’ll be able to do this summer.
“Obviously his connections with the club having previously been there before he returned to Germany, so he knows all about the club.”
Despite not reaching the heights of prior years, it was another great season in terms of goals and assists.
He scored 17 goals and set up 10 assists for his teammates to help Bayern win another Bundesliga title, with his WhoScored rating ranking sixth in the squad.
Only Robert Lewandowski (35) has more goals than the ex-Gunner, and only five other Bayern Munich players had more assists in Germany’s top division.
Gnabry was also among the top six players in terms of shots, critical passes, and dribbles per appearance, demonstrating that he’s still a classy operator at the highest level and would thus be an excellent acquisition for Arteta, whether this summer or in 2023.
Meanwhile, the Daily Star reported in April that Spurs manager Antonio Conte is also interested in Gnabry.
However, Arsenal and Tottenham are set to face stiff competition from Real Madrid for his signature.
Gnabry’s contract is coming to an end in June 2023. This has caused him to be concerned about his future.
Sky Sports in Germany reported a month ago that Bayern Munich wants to sell the winger this summer for roughly 40 million euros (£34 million).