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Bayern Munich confirm signing of former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry after he activated clause to leave Werder Bremen

Winger, 21, was criticised by former club over manner of exit, but tweeted his 'pride' over move to Bundesliga champions

Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of former Arsenal man and Serge Gnabry.

The Germany international left the Emirates to join Werder Bremen last summer, before activating a clause which allowed him to leave the club.

Serge Gnabry has moved to Bayern Munich after activating clause to leave Werder Bremen

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Serge Gnabry has moved to Bayern Munich after activating clause to leave Werder Bremen

The ex-Gunner tweeted: “Proud to become part of this club”.

Gnabry started his professional career with Arsenal, making his debut back in 2012, and his move to Bavaria may now actually help his former club as the German giants may drop their interest in Alexis Sanchez.

Serge Gnabry has excelled since joining Werder Bremen from Arsenal in summer

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Serge Gnabry has excelled since joining Werder Bremen from Arsenal in summer

Last summer he moved to Werder Bremen where he excelled.

However, after just one season with the club, he activated a clause which allowed him to leave — a decision which was criticised by the chairman.

A young Serge Gnabry celebrates while at Arsenal, where he started his career

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A young Serge Gnabry celebrates while at Arsenal, where he started his career

Serge Gnabru spent a season on loan at West Brom before joining Weder Bremen

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Serge Gnabru spent a season on loan at West Brom before joining Weder Bremen

Klaus Filbry accused him of opting for the “easy choice.”

He said: “I would have hoped for some more perseverance from Serge

“Maybe he opted for the easiest way.

“I think it’s a pity, but I wish him all the best.

“I was hoping that he could imagine a longer stay at Bremen — and the talks we had also suggested that was an option.”

Serge Gnabry is now a full Germany international after season with Werder Bremen

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Serge Gnabry is now a full Germany international after season with Werder Bremen

However, Gnabry seems pleased with his decision.

Following his decision to join Bundesliga champions, he admitted: “”It’s a huge honour for me to sign for Bayern.

“I have exciting times ahead of me, which I look forward to.”

Meanwhile, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was content the club had secured the signature of another young, homegrown talent.

He added: “We are happy that in Serge Gnabry another young German international has come to Bayern.”