Serge Gnabry claims his former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger would be a “fantastic” manager for Bayern Munich.
Wenger has been out of work since he left the Gunners in 2018 and turned down the Bayern job in November last year.
While Arsenal manager, Wenger oversaw Gnabry’s emergence from the academy in 2012 and the winger went on to make 18 appearances under the Frenchman.
But after a failed loan move to West Brom, Gnabry was sold for just £5million to Werder Bremen in 2016 and joined Bayern one year later.
The German has gone on to set Europe alight with his dazzling performances and helped the Bavarian giants clinch a historic treble last season.
Bayern boss Hansi Flick was the mastermind of the Bundesliga, DFK-Pokal and Champions League triumphs, but Gnabry insists Wenger would also be a hit at the Allianz Arena.
“Do I think he [Wenger] could have success? For sure. He’s proven that he’s been a fantastic manager to lead a club,” said the 25-year-old.
“I would say the difference [between Wenger and Flick] for myself, being an older player, it’s probably easier to communicate with the coach.
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“When you just come in and you’re very young, sometimes you are maybe a little bit shy but football-wise they’re both on a very, very high level.”
Some of Gnabry’s best displays last season came in the Champions League, where he scored nine goals in 10 appearances.
One famous performance saw him score four past his former north London rivals Tottenham as Bayern ran rout with a 7-2 group-stage victory.
Gnabry added: “The biggest thing about it was to see some of my friends, they give me a lot of motivation.
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“Obviously knowing the history and the atmosphere in the stadiums it is great to play in England, but in some way, because of my Arsenal history, you have more motivation against Spurs.
“Apart from that, every game is important and it’s been going well for me against London teams.”
Gnabry has four goals in five Bundesliga games this season, while league-leaders Bayern face a crunch trip to second-place Borussia Dortmund on Saturday evening.
Turning his attention to ‘Der Klassiker’, Gnabry said: “It’s very important because it’s the two best teams in the Bundesliga playing against each other.
“Whoever comes out on top, hopefully us, will gain a lot of confidence from that match for the rest of the season.
“Knowing the importance of that game, also internationally, a lot of people are going to watch the game, it makes it more valuable for us.”
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