Why Arsenal Must Move Gervinho This Summer
Who should Arsenal sell this summer?
Forget about the obvious choices like Marouane Chamakh. I think Gervinho is a good candidate, and here’s why.
Gervinho has scored four goals with six assists this season. Those aren’t awful stats for 21 appearances, but if you’ve watched Arsenal at all this season, you’ve seen how much Gervinho holds back Arsenal in the final third.
Gervinho can work himself into dangerous positions, but he loses his composure in front of goal. Case in point, he’s averaging just over one shot per game this season.
Arsene Wenger bought Gervinho from Lille only last summer, and, admittedly, it takes players some time to adapt to England. But I don’t see Gervinho finding his feet in England until he magically matches the toughness of the Premier League.
Plus, for all his dribbling and passing, he’s almost useless in the air and he’s generally poor defensively.
This is an important summer for Arsenal. Reinforcements are needed, and Wenger might have more money than usual.
By selling Gervinho, Wenger could raise money for new purchases—especially a more dangerous option on the left side—and offload Gervinho while he still has value.
What do you think? Who would you sell if you ran Arsenal?
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