Arsenal Forward on Verge of Sealing £7m Serie A Switch

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Ivorian appears to have now played his last match in the capital. 

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Serie A giants AS Roma hope to be able to tie up a £7 million deal for unwanted Arsenal front man Gervinho by the end of the week, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

The Ivory Coast international has been told by Gunners head coach Arsene Wenger that he is no longer part of his first-team plans at the Emirates going forward and that he can now start looking for a new club for the upcoming campaign and beyond.

As a result, the 26-year-old was not even part of the north London club’s current pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia so as to give the striker enough time to sort out his future plans.

And it now appears as though Gervinho is heading to the Italian capital this summer after officials from the Giallorossi flew to London to finalise talks with the player.

Gervinho, whose contract in the capital runs until June 30 2015, has only been at Arsenal for two seasons now, having signed for the Gunners from Ligue 1 outfit Lille for a fee of £10.8m in July 2011.

However, the Ivorian has proved to be a huge disappointment for the club in the intervening two-year period, scoring just 11 goals in 63 matches, meaning his time at the Emirates is now nearly up.

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