Arsenal Set To Beat Spurs & City To £6m Striker

By on May 20, 2011

Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham are all fighting for the signature of Lille’s Ivorian forward, Gervinho. Arsenal are reported to be in “pole position” to sign him, and the 23 year-old, whose contract expires in 12 months time, will apparently go for around £6 million.

He has been targeted by a number of Premier League clubs including Newcastle and Everton, while Harry Redknapp of Tottenham had been rumoured to have been to watch him in action for Lille. Gervinho has helped his French side to being just 1 point away from clinching the League title, scoring 14 goals and assisting 9 during the season.

Gervinho himself seems comfortable about the concept of moving to the Premier League, speaking about the various Ivorian players that he knows in England:

“I like that league. I have many friends who play there: [Cheik] Tiote, [Salomon] Kalou, [Abdoulaye] Meite, [Didier] Drogba.

“But you never know what will happen. We could make the decision to go and then end up staying, or the other way around. You can never say where you will go because everything could change.

“At the end of the season we can sit down and talk. If we [Lille] decide to carry on this adventure together, that will be fine with me. If not, we turn the page and I would hope to leave the club with happy memories and having won one or two trophies.”

If he leaves this summer, it looks as if he will leave with those “happy memories” he speaks of, as not only are they just a point away from the title, but he has already won the Coupe de France, which is the French equivalent to the English FA Cup.

He will however have to decide who he will join as he sits down with representatives to chose his desired club at the end of the season. Arsenal have also been strongly linked to another Lille player, Eden Hazard, who has expressed his interest in joining Arsenal in the future too. The question is, would Lille be prepared to let two of their brightest and best players leave for the same club? Arsenal will be hoping so.

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10 Comments

  1. Ogunleye kehinde

    May 20, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Let Arsene Wenger go 4 him,he is better than most of the attacker we av in d team now

  2. Sophie Pardons

    May 20, 2011 at 9:29 am

    I bet you are an arsenal fan…. where in your whole article has the the player or a representative of the player stated he would like to sign for Arsenal??? no source just what the author thinks. GET SOME FACTS

  3. kamaldeen ajia

    May 20, 2011 at 11:22 am

    pls and pls try to add some player

  4. kamaldeen ajia

    May 20, 2011 at 11:26 am

    mr wenger buy some player, wi need player in other to gain what we need.

  5. dawnho

    May 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    forget it. none of these 2 will join afc. deep pockets of a merchant from venice.

  6. Atibo

    May 20, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I think it is time for wenger to change his policy and buy the both of them.

  7. kevmacn

    May 20, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    BEFORE HE WENT TO ILLE HE WANTED TO COME TO ARSENAL BUT WENGER DIDNT BUY BECAUSE WE HAVE NICKY B.
    WENGER MITE BE MORE INCLINED TO BUY HIM NOW CAUSE HE SUITS THE FORMATION BETTER. HE CAN PLAY STRIKER ROLE OR WIDE RIGHT WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT BENDTNER CANT DO.

    HAZARD IS NOT COMIN TO ARSENAL CAUSE 18 YEAR OLD RIYO IS COMIN IN THE SUMMER TO PLAY PRE SEASON AND WHY WOULD WENGER CARRY HIM HAZARD AND ARSHAVIN,( AND WENGER HAS ALREADY SAID THE RUSSIAN IS NOT LEAVIN)

    I FOR ONE WANT HAZARD TO COME AND PUSH WALCOTT ON THE RIGHT. THERE IS NO COMPETITION ON THAT WING AND IT DRIVES ME CRAZY THAT WALCOTT HAS IT SO EASY OVER THERE. THATS WHATS MISSIN IN ARSENAL. COMPETITION.

  8. Fred ntereba gitoi

    May 20, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Since now there is plenty of money i think wenger should bring in both of them if a deal is sealed

  9. true gooner

    May 20, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    When has wenger ever spent what would amount to 25/30 on two players
    I know times are tough but most of you need to get your heads out of your arses. It doesnt matter what we would like its all about Wenger and his damn aggenda, and until a David Dien type (preferably the real Mcoy) is installed it will remain that way. Will be lucky to see 3 mediocre players come in if we are lucky.

  10. alan b'stard M P

    May 27, 2011 at 7:17 am

    won’t happen

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