Arsenal have officially announced that winger Gervinho has completed a permanent transfer to Italian outfit AS Roma.
It has been a turbulent two seasons for the Ivory Coast international who was sent off in his first Premier League match against Newcastle, scored some fantastic goals but also frustrated with his inconsistencies.
The tricky winger was a regular member of the first team squad however fell down the pecking order last season despite a period where he became Arsenal’s first choice centre forward while Giroud was misfiring.
Reports then started to surface that Wenger had grown frustrated with the Ivorian and he would look to sell this summer along with the ‘deadwood’ group. It seemed a little unlikely as he still offered Arsenal something even from the bench, but the Gunners boss had seen enough. It seems Wenger listened to my prayers.
Now that a permanent deal has been completed, the question now begs will Arsenal buy a winger to replace Gervinho? It seems unlikely and for good reason. The likes of Ryo Miyaichi, Serge Gnabry as well as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will want to feature this season as much as possible, so with just Walcott, Podolski and Cazorla ahead of them it seems likely they will be promoted ahead of a new signing coming in.
What are your thoughts Gooners? Are you happy to see Gervinho leave? Do you think Arsenal need to replace him or can they look within the squad to promote a younger member? Comment below..