Arsenal have an unwanted reputation for selling players and them flourishing at their new clubs.
One of the latest stars to have seized his chance away from the Emirates is Serge Gnabry, who featured for Bayern Munich against Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday.
The Germany international was one of the Bavarians’ brightest players at Anfield.
Gnabry departed the Gunners in 2016 after struggling to set regular game time under Arsene Wenger.
In total, the youngster made just 18 appearances for the north Londoners.
He showed glimpses of his raw talent, but was ultimately wasn’t deemed good enough by Wenger, who largely persisted with the inconsistent Theo Walcott.
The one that got away
Gnabry was shunted out the back door to Werder Bremen for just £5 million in the summer of 2016 (ESPN), and some at the time felt it was a decision that could come back to bite the club.
Certainly, it’s looking like Wenger may have made a mistake.
Gnabry has gone from strength to strength this season. He has seven goals and three assists in 27 appearances.
Before emerging for Bayern, he scored a combined 21 goals and made nine assists for Bremen and Hoffenheim, .
The only man with more goals than him this term is prolific talisman Robert Lewandowski.
There is no denying he is starting to realise his potential, and it may hurt Arsenal fans to remember that Wenger neglected to play Gnabry more in favour of using Walcott.
Some will argue that Gnabry wasn’t quite ready, but he is quickly making a mockery of that measly £5 million sale.