Should Gervinho be sold by Arsenal?
Would Arsenal benefit from selling Gervinho or would a loan move be better suited?
Since joining Arsenal, Gervinho has been hugely disappointing and many Arsenal fans want the Ivorian forward out of the club.
Rumours have risen during this transfer window about Gervinho potentially joining Galatasaray or AS Roma.
However, Roma have shown stronger interest in signing the Arsenal flop by submitting a £7 million bid which was rejected by the Gunners. Although it may be possible to sell Gervinho, Arsenal should carefully consider whether they let him go permanently or on loan.
In one of my previous articles, I examined Gervinho's position at Arsenal and concluded that he can become a good player but needs to improve significantly.
He may get the chance to improve by playing week in week out at a club like Roma allowing him to develop and improve as a player.
If he departs the club this summer, Arsenal will have to find another winger as a replacement for Gervinho but £7 million is not likely to be enough to purchase a suitable replacement.
Although the money could contribute towards a new winger, sending Gervinho on loan may increase his transfer value.
If he has a good season on loan, whatever club that may be, he may make himself look better as a player which will only benefit Arsenal as potential buyers may be willing to pay more for him. Not to mention the fact Arsenal could also benefit from any improvement.
Selling Gervinho will also benefit the club as they will seek a player who plays at a good enough level to fulfil the high standards needed at Arsenal.
Should reports of a spending spree within the Arsenal camp be true, and Arsenal continue their excellent scouting programme, the Gunners should not struggle to find a suitable replacement.
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