Former Arsenal striker Gervinho has seen his potential move to Al Jazira breakdown after he reportedly requested a private beach and his own helicopter, according to The Guardian’s Marcus Christenson.
Reports in Italy suggesting Gervinho’s move to Al Jazira fell through when he started to ask for ‘a private beach and his own helicopter’
— Marcus Christenson (@m_christenson) June 30, 2015
After leaving us for Roma in 2013, Gervinho seemed to regain the form he showed at Lille under former boss Rudi Garcia, but a recently touted move to the Middle-East has failed to materialise.
Gervinho’s unrealistic demands clearly resemble a player who’s infatuated by the prized possessions which come with his profession, despite being at an age where he can remain competitive.
The Ivorian’s demands may well have come from his representatives, but just how he expects to return to Rome and resume his career in Italy is quite staggering.
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Arsene Wenger signed Gervinho in the summer of 2011, which was overshadowed by our mad rush on deadline day. His time at the club turned sour quite quickly, with fans letting their feelings known whenever he made an error.
“I made that decision [to sell Gervinho] because he looked to play with a lack of confidence, especially at the Emirates,” Wenger revealed (via Arsenal Player).
Our current situation and the players we’ve assembled in the last few years should make us grateful when we remember that players of Gervinho’s calibre were tasked with taking us to the Premier League title.
How times have changed!