Serge Gnabry completes Werder Bremen transfer

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 13:  Serge Gnabry of Arsenal during the match between Arsenal U21 and Reading U21 in
Image: Serge Gnabry has struggled to break into Arsenal's first team

Werder Bremen have completed the signing of Serge Gnabry from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee which Sky sources understand is £8m.

The 21-year-old passed his medical on Wednesday morning after being released by Germany's U21s to agree personal terms.

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"I'm looking forward to my time in Bremen," Gnabry told the Bundesliga club's website.

"It was important for me to come to a club who could give me the chance of getting some match practice.

"The management in Bremen have worked very hard on signing me and I am sure we can achieve something here."

Gnabry was presented at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, where he said he was convinced that Bremen can challenge in the top half of the table.

Serge Gnabry scores for Germany against Portugal in the quarter-finals at the Olympics
Image: Gnabry scores for Germany against Portugal in the quarter-finals at the Olympics

Bremen's director of sport Frank Baumann reiterated that Gnabry is a Bremen player and that he has not joined them via Bayern Munich, contrary to speculation earlier in the week.

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"Once again, Serge Gnabry is our player and we have bought him," Baumann said.

"There are no agreements with any other clubs."

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Gnabry impressed at the Olympic Games this summer with six goals in as many appearances as Germany took the silver medal in Brazil.

He had not been getting a regular game for Arsenal, though, and was keen to make this move to start playing on a regular basis.

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