The Gunners are prepared to offload the forward this summer to make way for new signings.
Roma and Marseille are fighting it out for the signing of Arsenal’s Ivory Coast forward Gervinho, Goal.com reports.
While Marseille want to sign Gervinho on a season long loan, Roma are preparing to sign the forward out right and will make Arsenal a £6.9 million offer.
The Gunners are ready to let Gervinho leave the Emirates this summer in order to make room for new signings.
Arsenal have been linked with moves for Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez and if they were to sign one of those two top quality players, Gervinho would probably get very little first team football.
Gervinho is valued at £8 million by Arsenal, so Roma’s £6.9 million offer should fall short of the Gunners valuation but Arsene Wenger would rather sell the Ivorian, meaning they may accept bids of less than £8 million.
Roma’s new manager Rudi Garca coached Gervinho during the pairs time together at Lille and is still said to be an admirer of the Ivorian.
However, Gervinho earns £50,000 at Arsenal, meaning interested clubs are likely to have to match those wages to be in with a chance of signing the forward.