Gnabry speaks out over transfer links to Borussia Dortmund

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The breakout Arsenal prospect of the season has addressed the speculation that he is attracting interest from giants of the German division.

One of Arsenal's most promising academy graduates in recent years, Serge Gnabry, has broken into Arsene Wenger's senior selection, won the praise of his team-mates, coaching staff and the club's fan-base and, as a consequence, it was always only a matter of time before European clubs began to take a closer look at the 18-year-old from Stuttgart.

Only yesterday, January 14, Here Is The City profiled Gnabry alongside Manchester United's and Chelsea's wonderkids and considered his enormous potential. His body structure is not befitting of a teenager and his passing accuracy - 86% - compares well next to accomplished attackers such as David Silva of Manchester City (88%), Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata (88%) and influential Liverpool star Steven Gerrard (86%).

Last week, Bild published a report on the apparent interest Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has in Gnabry, singling the teenager out as a possible long-term replacement for the club's increasingly high-profile and accomplished outbound forwards.

Judging by Gnabry's latest comments on his official Facebook account, though, BvB have no chance of capturing their target.

The phenom said: 'BvB? I'm happy in Arsenal. Thanks for the support!'

Since the turn of the year, Gnabry has found his pitch-time increasing. He featured in the full 90 minutes in the 2-0 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup, excelling in attack, before playing 69 minutes of Premier League football against Aston Villa. It is expected that the six-month injury to Theo Walcott will see him increasingly used by manager Arsene Wenger.

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