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Arsenal’s midfielder wanted by Roma, Lyon

The Daily Mail says Gervinho is set for an exit

By | 17th July 2013
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Arsenal are set to part ways with attacker Gervinho after a disappointing two years with the London side. Roma have made a£6.9 million formal offer to the Gunners in order to secure the crafty attacker’s services, according to the Daily Mail. PSG has also been rumored to be interested in the former Lille player, and are prepared to hijack the move with a more enticing offer, claims the report.

The Cote d’Ivoire international moved to the Gunners in 2011 from French side Lille. The previous season he was a crucial member of the starting eleven, who won the Ligue 1 title after a 56-year drought by the team.

Wenger brought in the player to add speed and creativity to the wide position. With what looked like a promising start to his Arsenal career, the midfielder fell out of favor with manager Arsene Wenger after a string of poor performances to start last season.

Gervinho has made a total of 46 appearances for the north London side along with nine goals to this point.

Italian side Roma have made an official offer for the African-born winger but Lyon seem keen to hijack this move. The French side are well aware of Arsene Wenger’s long-time admiration of their midfielder, Yoan Gourcuff, and are, reportedly, ready to part with the attacking midfielder in order to sweeten the deal, reports The Daily Mail.

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