Former Arsenal prodigy Serge Gnabry has revealed his relief to overcame two ‘difficult’ years with a stunning hat-trick on his Germany debut in the 8-0 win against San Marino.
Gnabry became the first German to score three goals since Dieter Müller in the 1976 European Championship semi-final against Yugoslavia to put his country into the final.
Forty years later, a youngster Arsenal decided to allow move on despite there still being a year remaining on his deal at the Emirates Stadium is showing exactly why supporters of the Gunners are feeling aggrieved to have lost the 21-year-old to the Bundesliga.
However, the player himself revealed he is just happy to move forward, and look to the future.
‘I am very happy,’ Gnabry said.
‘The last two years were difficult but now I am playing many games and am in scoring form. I hope it will continue.
‘I did not count on scoring three goals on my debut.’
His club wasted little time in teasing Arsenal for losing Gnabry.
— SV Werder Bremen EN (@werderbremen_en) 11 November 2016
We have a feeling Arsene Wenger will not be the most popular man among Arsenal fans right now.
Serge Gnabry has scored a hat-trick on his Germany debut. pic.twitter.com/Ub5ZQAWIBi
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) 11 November 2016
What a Germany debut for Serge Gnabry!
Watching, Arsenal? ? pic.twitter.com/Ekb8BKuPE9
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) 12 November 2016
Of all the flavours Patrick..
1. You’re currently 16th
2. Gnabry was our 6th choice right winger
3. The most relevant player in your clubs history plays for us https://t.co/7n5bq1iyJJ
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) 11 November 2016
And when a prominent Arsenal Twitter account tried to congratulate the player, fans did not react well.
Congratulations to ex-Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry on scoring a hat-trick on his debut for Germany in their 0-8 win over San Marino tonight. pic.twitter.com/Kk74rQywYD
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) 11 November 2016
@afcstuff you should stop congratulating him…he wasn’t given a chance and I’m sure he doesn’t feel shit for Arsenal… Useless club
— Pogbahimovic (@Gozie_B) 11 November 2016
— Lew (@LewisNobes) 12 November 2016
Clearly this fan has not been watching Gnabry in Germany.
Gnabry had 5 years at Arsenal to prove himself & he didn’t, 3 goals for Germany in an 8-0 bumming against San Marino proves nothing.
— Ryan (@RyanTomes) 12 November 2016
And one decided to be short and sweet about the matter.
Gnabry didn’t make it at Arsenal. Injuries etc. Time was running out on his contract. Arsenal had no power but to sell. Get over it
— Memz (@AFCMemz) 11 November 2016
Callum Connolly, Pundit Arena.