Arsenal may have four players in their ranks that could tempt Bayern Munich into a swap deal for Serge Gnabry this summer. The Bavarian giants have reportedly quoted the Gunners £40million to reunite with the winger, who spent five years at the Emirates as a youngster, but Mikel Arteta could yet introduce several players into the equation to save some cash.
What more convenient way to replace Gnabry than to sign his replacement as part of the very same deal. Pepe’s time at Arsenal has been a huge disappointment, but Bayern would be foolish not to consider his scintillating displays for Lille, which ultimately convinced the Gunners to shell out a club-record fee back in 2019.
Arteta and co are thought to be keen on offloading Pepe this summer, and Bayern may warm to the idea if they miss out on Sadio Mane. The Liverpool star is believed to be top of their hit list, but they will face competition for his signature and may have to resort to a Plan B if unsuccessful.
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Bayern could be forced to replace Robert Lewandowski this summer amid fierce interest from Barcelona. Arsenal youngster Balogun is by no means ready to step into the prolific Pole’s shoes, but the German side have shown an affinity for signing promising youngsters in the past.
And the 20-year-old is certainly one of those. Balogun is highly thought of by Arsenal fans, and he scored 13 goals in 11 Premier League 2 matches this season before gaining precious experience on loan at Middlesbrough. The few chances he has been given by Arteta have not gone well, however, so letting go of him to sweeten a deal for Gnabry may not be out of the question.