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Ozil sends message to Serge Gnabry after Bayern star wear Arsenal shirt

The Arsenal midfielder took to social media to respond to Serge Gnabry’s post earlier in the week, where the Germany international was pictured wearing a Gunners jersey

(Image: Mesut Ozil Twitter)

Mesut Ozil has delivered a tongue-in-cheek message to Serge Gnabry after the Bayern Munich winger was pictured wearing an Arsenal shirt.

With the whole of European football suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, players are still following a strict training regime from the comfort of their own homes.

Should the 2019/2020 season resume, then the aim is for players to be fit and ready to complete the campaign.

And Bayern Munich are no different, with the German champions uploading a video to their official  YouTube account  of a Cyber Training with freestyler Sebastian. 

Gnabry was one of several first-team players present and he took part whilst wearing this season’s Arsenal adidas away kit.

Ozil responded by uploading a screenshot of the Bayern winger, with the caption: “Once a Gunner – always a Gunner? @SergeGnabry.”

Gnabry joined  Arsenal’s  youth ranks in 2011 and made his senior debut the following year in the League Cup, going on to make 10 Premier League appearances and scoring once. 

However, following a failed loan stint with West Brom in 2015-16 that saw him make just one league appearance, Gnabry left the Premier League in search of regular football and signed with Bundesliga side Werder Bremen.

His performances back in his homeland attracted the attention of Bayern Munich where, after a spell on loan with Hoffenheim, he has been sensational – scoring 21 goals in 53 league appearances.

That has led to many Arsenal fans considering the German international to be the ‘one that got away’ but he remains a favourite, particularly after scoring four goals in a 7-2 drubbing of Tottenham in the Champions League earlier this season.

Lukas Podolski, who played with Gnabry at club and international level, has now spoken about why he feels the winger didn’t make it at the Emirates Stadium.

“He was unlucky and had a few injuries. He did well in training. Off the pitch we spent a lot of time together, going for dinner. But sometimes football is like that, or you find a manager who gives you more confidence,” he told  FourFourTwo

“Serge can shoot with both feet, and he is powerful and quick – a bit like me, only I don’t have a right foot like him! I’m really pleased that he’s doing well at Bayern.”

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