Bayern Munich beat Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, with former Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry grabbing a brace during the last-16 Champions League tie. And after the game team-mate Thomas Muller couldn’t resist pointing out the north London’s club mistake in selling the winger.
Gnabry came through Arsenal’s youth system but only managed one goal in 18 first-team appearances for the club.
The youngster was then sold to German side Werder Bremen where after a season Munich signed the winger.
After joining the Bundeslida champions, Gnabry has gone on to score 30 goals and provide 19 assists in just 72 appearances.
And after Gnabry scored two goals against Chelsea last night, Muller admitted he is glad that it didn’t work out for his compatriot at Arsenal.
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“I’m happy he is scoring so much in London now and not five years ago, Muller told Sky Sport in Germany.
“Because if that were the case he probably wouldn’t be with us now!”
Bar a catastrophe in the return leg at the Allianz Arena next month, Munich look to have secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
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Gnabry has found London a happy hunting ground this season, as back in October he played his part in beating Tottenham 7-2 in the group stages of the competition.
The youngster put in an impressive performance that night as he left the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium having scored four goals.
And speaking after the win over Chelsea Gnabry admitted that he has been feeling lucky in London.
“I certainly do [enjoy coming back to London]. I have a lot of friends here. A lot of them were in the stands tonight and I think they were giving me good power,” he told BT Sport.
“Three goals should give us a lot of confidence. We need to be prepared for the second leg and we can’t take it serious enough.
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“I think we knew we had to be patient. We had the game under control in the first half I think we had a couple of chances with [Robert] Lewandowski and Thomas and didn’t take them.
“But knowing we have to be patient and that we’d get our chances and in the end we took them.
Both teams now have four games to play, including important domestic cup ties, before the return leg takes place.
However, Gnabry admitted that Bayern won’t be taking anything for granted after seeing Liverpool overturn a three goal deficit against Barcelona in the competition last season.
“It’s still open but I think we have a good advantage,” he said.
“We saw last season with Liverpool beating Barcelona, we know we have to be careful and focus.”
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