In what could be the final two pieces of business at Arsenal in this deadline day, Serge Gnabry and Jack Wilshere have headed for the exit.
The former has done so permanently, while the latter has departed on a season-long loan deal.
Initial reports yesterday had suggested that Bayern Munich were looking to sign Gnabry and loan him to fellow Bundesliga side Werder Bremen for the year, but it seems the middle man has been cut out and the German under-23 international has instead joined Bremen on a permanent basis for a fee of around €5m.
— WESER-KURIER Werder (@WK_Werder) August 31, 2016
However, under the terms of the somewhat bizarre deal, Bayern have the right to buy the player for a fee between €5m and €6m next summer.
With just one year remaining on his contract, Gnabry was not minded to sign a new deal with the club, nor were Aesenal much inclined to give him one. To that end, a parting of the ways seemed inevitable.
Gnabry departs the club having made 21 appearances in 3 years. His loan spell at West Bromwich Albion, wherein he was supposed to get used to first-team Premier League football, ended with one solitary league appearance from the subs’ bench.
— DW Sports (@dw_sports) August 31, 2016
Calum Chambers left the club yesterday on a season-long loan deal to Middlesbrough, and Jack Wilshere is to go to Roma on a similar arrangement today, but there are not expected to be any more departures (or, indeed, arrivals) at the Emirates today.