Arsenal forward Gervinho has been linked with a move away from the Emirates this summer, but could Arsene Wenger still get something out of the forward in the 2013/14 campaign?
When Gervinho signed for Arsenal in 2011, he was expected to become one of the best forwards in the Premier League. Fast-forward to 2013, he is far from the best.
The Ivorian is labelled a flop who is inconsistent, his infuriating decisions on the pitch have led to criticism from the fans.
Though partially justified, as Gervinho has shown his mesmerising talents in some matches but has failed to repeat this regularly enough for Arsenal. As observed, he is fast becoming a liability for the Gunners.
With the rumoured influx of star players like Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez, Gervinho is likely to be off-loaded this summer with Serie A outfit Roma reported to be interested.
"I believe that sometimes Gervinho has lost confidence because he played in a very negative atmosphere during a period. Strikers need confidence, and [with] his game, even more." Arsene Wenger told Arsenal.com.
This shows that the manager still trusts in his abilities and believes that with more confidence he will become more consistent, if he is to stay at the club.
However, Gervinho has to become more of a team-player and prepare himself with a selfless attitude so that he can link-up the play and convert the goal-scoring chances that comes his way.
His finishing definitely needs improving, as a forward fans expect him to be clinical and direct in-front of goal but he has fluffed his lines on more than one occasion for the Gunners.
Gervinho has all the skills to be a great forward in the Premier League, but he has to learn to be consistent and thrive in all situations.
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