Now that Arsenal have missed out on signing Karim Benzema from Real Madrid, the efforts to sign a new striker continue and Arsene Wenger will now turn his attention to Lille’s Ivory Coast striker Gervinho.
Gervinho is also on Liverpool’s wanted list so we will face some competition to sign him. Reports also suggest that Wenger may have to sell Arshavin inorder to finance any deal for Gervinho. Arshavin has not had the best of times at Arsenal as he has lacked consistency and thus I believe we should cash-in on the Russian whilst we can still get some value out of him.
Gervinho who is 24 years-old (that is old for an Arsenal player!), has made it clear that he wants to play Champions League football next season, which he would be able to do if he stayed at Lille, who have won the French title for the first time since 1954. But the prospect of a move to the Premier League appeals.