He played a vital role in both 8-2, 3-0 trashing of Barcelona and Lyon respectively.
The 25 years old was loaned out to West Bromwich Albion during his stint with Arsenal, but couldn’t featured in a game claiming he can’t fit in to their style of play.
Wenger admits that his injuries that time was the major reason why didn’t have enough playing time at Arsenal
“Let’s not forget Gnabry, I bought him at the age of 15 from Stuttgart and he was injured a lot,” Wenger told beIN Sports.
“He’s creative, he can score goals, right-footed, left-footed, good power, good penetration, very, very clever with the timing of his runs.
“His tendency was a bit too easy, like I’ve told you about with these young talented players, but he has matured a lot and is now one of the dominant players in Germany.”
While Gnabry had yet to show his full potential in 2016 and was struggling with injuries, Wenger revealed he was desperate for the German attacker to remain at the Emirates.
“No, no, we had an agreement with him you know,” Wenger said.
“I had given him out on loan to West Brom and he didn’t play a game. He came back, he was injured. We worked very hard with him for six months and he went out with the German national team, under-21’s, and Bayern made a deal with Werder Bremen.
“He wanted to sign in the end, didn’t want to extend his contract (with Arsenal) and I was very sad. But we couldn’t get over the line with him because I knew he would have a great career.