Just today (Friday), we were wondering why is the deal bringing to Gervinho not sealed yet as we were lead to believe that it was almost done a few days ago. Inside Futbol is revealing that the reason Gervinho is not an Arsenal player yet is because they have rejected our bid.
It was thought that Arsenal were prepared to pay £10.6million to Lille for Gervinho but now it sounds like the French club want more!
Whether Wenger would be willing to part with more cash for the 24 year old striker remains to be seen. Knowing Wenger and his desire not to pay too much on players, he may just forget about Gervinho and take his £10.6million and look elsewhere. It would be a bad move by Wenger if he does so as we really need a new striker and Gervinho is perfect.