Arsenal’s summer clear out continues as Gervinho is set to become the latest name to depart.
Arsenal’s aim to clear the deadwood will continue this week with the imminent departure of the Ivorian international.
High profile disappointments Andre Santos, Andrey Arshavin and Sebastian Squillaci are just three of the many players to depart Arsenal this summer, but the clear out is not finished yet with Arsenal hoping to offload three more strikers before the end of the season.
Gervinho will be the next player to leave Arsenal having landed in Rome for final negotiations and a medical with Roma. The deal, believed to be worth £6.9 million, will leave Arsenal with a loss of £4.3 million after bringing Gervinho in for £11.2 million in 2011.
Another Arsenal striker set to leave this week is Marouane Chamakh. Chamakh spent the last six months as a West Ham player after securing a six month loan, however he failed to make any mark on the team, making just three appearances.
Arsenal were hoping that Chamakh could exit on a permanent deal this summer but it seems he is set for another loan deal, with Crystal Palace the destination.
If Chamakh does make the move to newly promoted Palace he will be their biggest signing of the summer and with a good season, could find himself a permanent Palace player.
Nicklas Bendtner has been made available by Arsenal, with a large number of clubs interested. The stumbling block in negotiations over Bendtner seems to be his high wage demands, which stalled a move to Hull earlier in the window.
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