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Arsenal Keen On £10m Ligue 1 Striker: Wenger Ready to Reignite Interest In Gervinho

Wenger wants to bring Ivorian to the Emirates.

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PORT ELIZABETH, June 15, 2010 Cote d'Ivoire's Gervinho competes in the Group G first round 2010 World Cup football match with Portugal at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on June 15, 2010.

Arsenal are is rumoured to be considering a move for highly rated Ivory Coast striker Gervinho. The Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is currently in South Africa and has reportedly taken a keen interest in the speedy striker who has previously been linked with a move to the Emirates prior to his move from Le Mans to Lille last summer.

The 23 year old had a useful first season with Lille scoring 13 goals as he helped the club to a fourth place spot but the fact that Rudi Garcia’s side just missed out on a Champions League spot by a single point may make Gervinho consider interest from the north London side.

Gervinho himself is known to have a high regard for Arsene Wenger and was quoted as saying of the Frenchman “He is a great coach and when a great manager appreciates you it makes you feel confident enough to play at the highest level.”

He previously plied his trade at Belgian side Beveren who of course previously have deep connections with the Emirates outfit having taken a number of Arsenal players on useful loan periods as well as selling Emmanuel Eboue to the Gunners and it was in his days in Belgium that Wenger first took an interest in the striker.

The £10m rated striker still interests Wenger and even though Marouane Chamakh has arrived to help give Arsenal attacking options it is rumoured that the likes of Carlos Vela and Eduardo may be on their way out and therefore there may be need for the impressive young Ivorian at the club.

Wenger’s previous reported interest in Gervinho

Arsenal are reportedly monitoring Lille striker Gervinho with a view to a possible summer move. (Give Me Football – Official PFA Website)


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