Marseille’s assistant coach Franck Passi said: “This is a profile that interests us, yes. We want flank players, with dribbling, passing and scoring and Gervinho has this profile.”
The 26-year-old forward has played as both a winger and striker under Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger. However, he’s failed to cement first-team status in his two years at the club.
As I’ve noted previously, if Arsenal get the opportunity to offload him this summer they may well be advised to do so as there are many available players who can fill his position in the squad more adequately for around the same price the Gunners paid for him in 2011 (£10.8 million to Lille).
Highly-rated Vitesse forward with an incredible goal to game ratio in the Eredivisie.
Young Serbian talent broke through the ranks with Fiorentina this term with outstanding efficiency.
Young Haitian-born forward reported to have a release clause of £4 million – would be an absolute steal for Arsenal.
Club: AZ Alkmaar
Highly-rated German forward with great skill and finishing quality. Needs development but have an excellent assist record in the Bundesliga.
Future prospect for Spain. Has yet step up to the Real Madrid first-team but has exceptional potential and is likely to become a world-class striker for Los Blancos in years to come.
Club: Real Madrid Castilla
Appearances: 38 (Segunda Division)
Another exceptional Lyon talent hoping to make his impact at senior level soon with France.
Future Italian star striker – he can play left or right wing and possesses outstanding quality as a finisher. Similar type of player to Stephan El Shaarawy.
Younger brother of Andre Ayew – both are fantastic prospects for Ghana. At just 21, he’s already made 10 appearances at international level.
Brazilian starlet – rumoured to be a target of Tottenham’s this summer.
Club: Athletico Mineiro
Former Barcelona protégé – scored over 500 goals for B Team before making the step up and making over 100 appearances for the Catalans. Needs regular first-team football. AC Milan are reportedly consider a permanent deal worth just €5M.
Club: Roma (AC Milan)
Appearances: 19 (5 starts)
Would you like to see any of these players at The Emirates next season?
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