Analyzing the way Arsenal are doing their business this summer, it seems like they are planning something very big in the coming weeks. They are offloading all their fringe players and are freeing up their weekly wages in order to make way for new signings and thus accommodate a couple of big name players.
They have already freed up a significant chunk of their wage bill by releasing the likes of Andrei Arshavin, Denilson and Sebastien Squilacci; and have sent out Johan Djourou and Francis Coquelin on loan. It looks like they will not stop there as they are expected to sell Gervinho too, this time to Italian outfit Roma. The Ivorian joined the Gunners from French outfit Lille back in 2011. Though he has been a decent acquisition, his performances have been inconsistent. He has been instrumental at times in big victories, along with being frustrating too – being a passenger on many occasions too.
Last season too, he started in fine form, however, after returning from the African Cup of Nations in February, his form took a beating. He thus ended the season on the bench and was chosen behind German Lukas Podolski on the left flank. He is even expected to start the upcoming season on the bench.
Therefore DailyMail reports that his current situation at the Emirates Stadium has been monitored by Roma, whose manager, Rudi Garcia, knows Gervinho inside out having spent a considerable time with him during the duo’s days at Lille. Garcia is on the lookout for a wide player and is keen to reunite with the 27-year old.
A deal is thought to be prepared in the coming few days by Roma and it is estimated to be worth £7 million. Will Arsenal continue the selling spree of their dead wood and accept Roma’s offer for Gervinho? Will Garcia get his wish and be reunited with him in the Serie A? It only looks like a win-win situation for everyone involved. Arsenal free up further room for new signings, Gervinho gets to play regular football and Garcia’s problems are solved at Roma! What do you think?