Serge Gnabry has signed for Werder Bremen on a permanent basis in a deal believed to be worth around €6.5m.
The move comes just days after Arsene Wenger insisted he wanted to keep the player in North London and extend the 21-year old’s contract – words that now seem rather pointed in the wake of his news.Last season he went to West Brom on loan but failed to convince Tony Pulis, making just one brief Premier League appearance before the deal was cut short and he returned to Arsenal to play for the U21 side.
He shone at this summer’s Olympics, winning a silver medal and finishing with 6 goals, and it seemed that with the departure of Joel Campbell there was some room being made in the squad for him.However, it seems his reluctance to sign new terms with Arsenal have forced the club’s hand and they’ve now sanctioned this permanent deal with the Bundesliga side.
Scotland striker Steven Naismith is leaving Norwich to be reunited with David Moyes at Sunderland .Moyes has moved for Naismith to boost his attacking options at Sunderland.The 29-year-old has endured an unhappy time at Norwich since his £8.5million switch from Everton in January.
Naismith, who started his career at Kilmarnock before joining Rangers, has managed just two goals in 18 appearances for the Canaries.Moyes signed Naismith on a free transfer from Rangers in 2012 and he managed 25 goals for the Blues, including a hat-trick last season off the bench against Chelsea.Naismith has played 43 times for his country and is in the current Scotland squad for the game against Malta this weekend.