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Wenger claims Bayern Munich manipulated Gnabry to leave Arsenal

Arsene Wenger believes Serge Gnabry was manipulated into leaving Arsenal by Bayern Munich.

Wenger was manager of Arsenal in 2016 when Gnabry left the club for a return to his native Germany with Werder Bremen.

After making only 10 appearances for the Gunners, Gnabry has gone on to become a star with Bayern.

"We tried to extend his contract for a very long time and I think that Bayern manipulated behind the scenes, that if he went to Bremen he would join Bayern after," Wenger told beIN Sports .

"He was always a very talented boy who lacked confidence in some stages, but we always thought we had a player who could achieve a lot.

"He came back from a very bad experience on loan at West Brom where his confidence was destroyed. I tried to rebuild him because I believed in him."

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