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Arsenal look to shift their faltering strikers

Gervinho arrived at Arsenal in 2011 from Lille. (©GettyImages)
Gervinho arrived at Arsenal in 2011 from Lille. (©GettyImages).

Overcoming Arsenal strikers Nicklas Bendtner and Gervinho appear to be on the brink of transfers away form the North London club according to the Daily Mail.

Both strikers slipped down the pecking order last season, with Bendtner loaned out to Juventus and Gervinho used very sparingly by Arsene Wenger. 

The Mail online is speculating that Gervinho could be on the way to Roma in Italy, intially on loan, with a view to making the transfer permanent.

If Gervinho was to move to the Italian capital, he would be reunited with his former manager Rudi Garcia, who was in charge of Lille before the rangy striker earnt his big money move to the Emirates.

It is believed Garcia wants Gervinho on loan for the first season, with the new Roma manager prepared to pay £7million should everything go according to plan in the Ivorians first season at the Stadio Olimpico.

Bendtner on the other hand appears to be on the brink of making a £4million switch to Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Bundesliga.

The Danish striker has also interested Malaga but is thought to prefer a move to Germany rather than Spain.

It is believed that Bendtner and his representatives are in Frankfurt at the moment attempting to put the final touches on the transfer.

It would end a turbulent spell for the Denmark international at Arsenal where he never really convinced Wenger of his qualities as a striker.

Bendtner has scored a total off 22 goals for the Gunners in 99 appearances.

Gervinho came with high hopes after coming off a title winning season with Lille back in 2011 but has largely been a disappointment for Arsenal, culminating in a meagre nine goals in 45 appearances.

Wenger would look to use the money to help finance some of the moves he is planning in the transfer window, with several big name stars, such as Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez consistently linked with possible moves to North London. 


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