According to the media reports, Italian side AS Roma have put forward a £7m bid for the misfiring Arsenal forward Gervinho. The report also goes on to say that the London club has not accepted the offer as of yet and are holding out for more.
The Ivorian did not fly with the rest of the Arsenal squad for the Asian tour due to illness but it is widely believed that his exclusion is due to the fact that he is not a part of Wenger’s plans for the upcoming season. Gervinho has also been linked to Marseille, Lyon and his former club Lille, all French sides said to be very keen on his signature.
The new Roma boss Rudi Garcia, who had previously worked with the forward while at Lille, has made no secret of the fact that he’s a great admirer of the forward and would be willing to work with him once again at the Italian capital, adding more speculation about the Ivorian’s future.
Interestingly, Arsenal are still said to be after Lyon midfielder Yoann Gourcuff and it is now believed that the Ligue 1 side are willing to let the the Frenchman go to North London, provided Gervinho goes the other way as part of the deal, according to the Daily Mail.
With Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski all fighting for a spot out wide and German youngster Serge Gnabry not too far from a first-team breakthrough, it is almost certain that Gervinho will be seeing very little, if any, first-team football next season.
The 26-year-old has had a disastrous season and many Arsenal fans,myself included, have called for his head. As part of a deal for Yoann Gourcuff or not, I just hope we can get this guy off our wage list and hopefully get someone else to come in. There are still plenty of rumours surrounding Suarez and Higuain, but still nothing concrete from the Gunners.