Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry was at his devastating best as he fired in FOUR, yes four, goals past Tottenham in their Champions League clash on Tuesday night.
The German giants won 7-2 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which is the first time Spurs have conceded seven home goals in any major competition.
To add insult to injury, it was a former Arsenal player in Gnabry who ran rings around the hapless defence with all of his goals coming in the second-half.
Arsenal fans far and wide will be rejoicing at seeing a former player batter their local rivals.
But when the dust settles, it might dawn on a few Gooners that perhaps Gnabry could have been doing that in an Arsenal shirt instead.
The German signed for the north London club in 2011 as a 16-year-old but could never quite make his mark on the first-team in his five-year stay there.
Gnabry even tried to make a name for himself on loan at West Brom in 2015/16 but he was famously written off by Baggies boss at the time Tony Pulis as not good enough to play at The Hawthorns.
Well, that myth has been well and truly dispelled.
The winger left Arsenal to join Werder Bremen in 2016 – the Gunners seeing £5million as the appropriate price to offload him.
Gnabry impressed for Bremen and got a move to Bayern a year later and the rest is history as they say.
Arsenal will be kicking themselves tonight for selling a player who’s become a star for peanuts or for not showing more faith in him.
However, they’re not the only Premier League club to sell a future star rather prematurely and for a very cheap price.
Manchester City let winger Jadon Sancho join Borussia Dortmund for £8million in 2017, which looked like a good deal for the Citizens for an unproven 17-year-old.
But Sancho has been nothing short of sensational in Germany, scoring 12 goals and providing 14 assists in 34 Bundesliga matches last term.
He’s made a great start this season too, scoring three and assisting four in just six league matches. City will surely be regretting that piece of business.
In fact, when you consider the astronomical fees that are spent on players these days, it’s amazing that Gnabry and Sancho left Arsenal and City for a combined total of just £13million.
Premier League clubs, take note. The Bundesliga clubs know how to spot a good bargain!