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Gervinho set for AS Roma move?

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Arsenal forward Gervinho could enter talks with Italian side AS Roma over a possible summer transfer, with a view to ending his torrid spell in England, according to Sky Sports sources.

The Ivorian signed for Arsenal back in 2011 from French side Lille for a fee estimated around £11m, but he has struggled to become a concrete fixture in Arsene Wenger's side.

The 26-year-old has faced competition from the likes of Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski, Tomas Rosicky and even Santi Cazorla at times - and it appears Wenger has finally lost his patience with the winger.

Gervinho was unable to win over the Arsenal fans and his reputation was damaged even more so when he missed a sitter against League Two side Bradford City in the Capital One Cup last season. The Gunners then went on to lose the match on penalties.

Despite starting the 2012/13 season in impressive form, Gervinho could not remain in Arsenal's starting 11 - and in two years spent at the Emirates Stadium, he only managed to score nine goals for the club.

Italian side Roma have been interested in Gervinho for several months now and they are finally ready to make a formal bid of around £9.6m for the Ivory Coast international, and it is expected that that bid will be enough for Wenger to accept and sell the 26-year-old.

If the proposed move does go ahead, it will see Gervinho link up with his ex-Lille boss, Rudi Garcia, who became Roma manager back in June.

The transfer would make Gervinho the sixth former first-team player to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer after Denilson, Andrey Arshavin, Sebastian Squillaci, Vito Mannone and Johan Djourou (loan move) all departed the club.

 

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