Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry has named former three team-mates who helped him during his time with Arsenal.

The German international fired himself back into the headlines this week when he scored four times for Bayern Munich during their 7-2 win over Tottenham in north London.

Gnabry told The Athletic of Robin van Persie: “He always told me to go for it.

“That I could do it when I got my first few minutes on the pitch.

“As a young player, his words meant a lot to me.

“He was a great help, as were Mesut [Ozil] and Lukas [Podolski]. They encouraged me by telling me about their problems and giving useful advice.

“I was lucky that I could learn from them.”

“As much as I loved Arsenal and being in London, I realised that I needed to play regularly.”


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