Fabregas and Nasri can be replaced, says Gervinho

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Arsenal's new star signing Gervinho has high hopes for the coming season, and says that the Gunners can move on even if Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri leave the club.

The African international will start his fist week with the Gunners, after one of the more positive moves surrounding the north London club during this year's transfer window.

Arsene Wenger's transfer headache has been raging on as two of Arsenal's star midfielders, Fabregas and Nasri, both 24-years-old, have become increasingly despondent with the lack of silverware at the Emirates Stadium in recent times, but Gervinnho has pledged to be patient.

Arsenal will face some huge games at the start of next season, including Liverpool and Manchester United, but Gervinho, also 24, remains enthusiastic that the Gunners will still be a "large club" in the years to come.

The striker, who left French football for the Barclays Premier League this year, said: "It is football, everything moves quickly. If the club does not manage to keep these players, they will be able to replace them.

"Arsenal will always remain a large club. No-one knows what will happen in the future, maybe in a year or two Arsenal will win titles."

Barcelona are making strides in their attempt to bag Fabregas, after it emerged Arsenal's bosses would be willing to let him go for a decent offer.

Meanwhile cash happy Manchester City are on Nasri's case - the midfielder is now 8-13 to join the Blues – much to the dismay of the Arsenal manager.

But Gervinho has been a breath of fresh air for Arsene Wenger, and the French manager's headache could well be alleviated by the striker.


"The club just went through some tough times. But a sick club can be healed. And every player is a doctor," Gervinho said.

Upon joining Arsenal, the striker was full of praise for his new boss.

"When you are young, you always want to improve, to work with great managers – and Arsene Wenger is one of the best in the world.

"I think that, with him, I will become a much better player, and he was very important in my choice to sign here," he said.

"I came here because I believe he can improve my game and help me reach another level but the most important thing for me is that I bring a lot to the team for whom I am playing.

"I want to use my time here at Arsenal to develop my strengths."

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