SERGE GNABRY has been urged to resist the temptation to return to Arsenal and stay at Bayern Munich.
That is the view of Bayern icon Markus Babbel who believes that the German winger should extend his stay in Bavaria.
The 26-year-old star is facing an uncertain future at the Allianz Arena and has just a year left on his contract.
It has been claimed that his ex-Bayern team-mate David Alaba is looking to persuade Gnabry to quit Germany and join him at Real Madrid.
And there have been reports that Arsenal are in for the ex-West Brom loanee – six years after he departed the Emirates.
Gnabry came through the Gunners academy, where he won the FA Cup in 2014, but returned to his native country following a lack of first-team opportunities.
According to Football.London, the three-time Bundesliga champion has unfinished business in North London.
His compatriot Babbel, who won three top-flight titles during his six-year spell at Bayern between 1994-2000, has spoken of his fear that Gnabry could leave.
Speaking to SunSport via bet365.com, the former Liverpool defender, 49, was asked whether Gnabry could sign for Arsenal given his contract situation.
To which he said: “I hope not, I hope he stays with Bayern Munich because at the minute all the German media are talking about [Robert] Lewandowski, [Thomas] Muller and [Manuel] Neuer.
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“But they never say Gnabry is also at risk with his contract running out in 2023.
“If you have to sign four players like this, that’s massive baggage for Bayern.
“The pandemic caused huge havoc for them with the stadium being closed which will hit their finances. I’m really scared he won’t sign a new contract.
“I love the kind of winger he is. He’s not only producing chances and assists, but he scores goals too.
“Not many wingers score goals, he’s scoring between ten and 15 goals per season as a winger.
“I don’t know why he doesn’t have a higher standing with the club and the media because for me he’s fantastic.”