Gervinho has become somewhat of a joke since his arrival in 2011 and the Gunners may look to sell the Ivorian striker this summer, now that Arsenal seem to finally be prepared to spend big.

Gervinho arrived in 2011 and started off life in London by getting sent off in the opening game of the season against Newcastle and things haven't got much better since then.

Gervinho has scored nine times in 31 league appearances but it could have been a whole lot more were it not for his awfully erratic finishing.

The pacy forward has the attributes to get past his marker but is often guilty of picking the wrong pass or holding on to the ball for too long.

It's clear to everyone that has seen Gervinho play more than a handful of games, that he is very much a confidence player.

When his confidence is low he may be the worst finisher Arsene Wenger has ever purchased, when confidence is high however he can provide a positive contribution to the side.

This was clear in the final few games of the season, when Gervinho had perhaps his best two games for Arsenal against Reading and West Brom, only to follow up those good performances with another shocker against Norwich.

Marseille have been linked with a move this summer and Gervinho did not rule out the possibility of returning to France, he said: "Marseille is one of the leading French clubs, and I have a good relationship with some people there. 

"I cannot say yes or no, but it is always flattering for a player to know that there are a lot of cubs who are interested in him."

Arsenal are said to be interested in Lyon's Clement Grenier, perhaps Gervinho could be included in a potential swap deal which would be positive for all parties. 

 

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