Serge Gnabry is looking forward to getting his career back on track after joining Werder Bremen for an undisclosed fee.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was happy to let Gnabry move on after he struggled to make an impact at the Emirates Stadium, and despite interest from Bayern Munich, Werder won the race for his signature.
The 21-year-old passed his medical on Wednesday morning after being released by Germany’s under-21s to agree personal terms with the northern Germany club.
“I’m looking forward to my time in Bremen,” Gnabry said on 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.
Bremen’s director of sport Frank Baumann reiterated once again that Gnabry is a Bremen player and that he has not joined them via Bayern Munich, contrary to speculation earlier in the week.
“Once again, Serge Gnabry is our player and we have bought him,” Baumann said. “There are no agreements with any other clubs.”