Arsenal strikers Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh are both set for an exit from the club, according to manager Arsene Wenger.

Both strikers joined as high profile players, with Gervinho joining for £11 million in 2011 from Lille and Chamakh a free transfer in 2010 from fellow French side Bordeaux.

Gervinho has scored 11 goals for the club in 63 appearances and Chamakh scoring 11 goals in just his first season for the club, although he failed to replicate this form thereafter. After bright starts at the club, both have now fallen out of favour with manager Arsene Wenger.

"Gervinho is on a good way to Roma and Chamakh is on a good way to Crystal Palace.’ said manager Wenger.

29-year-old Chamakh is set to become Palace’s highest profile signing this summer, with it currently unknown whether his move to the club will be a loan or a permanent spell at the club.

26-year-old Gervinho is set to link up with Roma boss Rudi Garcia, who managed him in his time at Lille - the fee is set to be just £6.9 million. The striker said his farewells after the opening game of the Emirates Cup on Saturday.

Wenger’s team lost 2-1 to Galatasaray on Sunday, with former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba netting both goals as the Turkish team won the tournament. The Gunners also drew 2-2 against Napoli on Saturday.

Fans booed the team off at half time against Napoli, whilst at full time on Sunday booing was also heard. Many supporters want Wenger to improve the squad, especially considering the departures.

Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/130seMa

 

DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Topics:
#Arsenal
#Marouane Chamakh
#Crystal Palace
#Gervinho
Flag article