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Arsenal Happy to Take Hefty Loss On Misfiring Forward

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AS Roma are on the verge of finally sealing a cut-price £6 million move for misfiring Arsenal front man Gervinho, according to reports in The Times.

The Ivory Coast international has already been told by Gunners head coach Arsene Wenger that he has no future in north London, with the player not travelling with the rest of the Arsenal squad on their recent pre-season tour of the Far East so as to be able to have enough time to sort out his future and find himself a new club next season.

And the 26-year-old has spent the past few weeks in discussions with the Serie A giants about a possible move to the Italian capital this summer, with negotiations expected to now be concluded shortly between the Ivorian and the Romans over a proposed £6m move.

Arsenal are understood to be happy though to take a massive hit on Gervinho, who they bought from Ligue 1 outfit Lille for £10.8m in July 2011 and who has since netted just 11 goals in 63 games, as the Premier League giants look to radically reshape their forward line for the new campaign, with mercurial Liverpool striker Luis Suarez believed to be on the verge of sealing a multimillion-pound transfer to the Emirates.


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