Gervinho and Chamakh set to leave as discontent grows at Arsenal

For all involved at Arsenal, this summer has largely been very frustrating as The Gunners quest to strengthen the squad with big names has so far failed at every turn.

Despite there being no players joining the squad, there have been plenty of players leaving the club as many fringe players have either been let go or sold on to other clubs.

The cull has shown no signs of stopping and now two more players are set to leave with Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh both expected to leave the club in the next few days.

Gervinho, who has failed to live up to expectations since joining from Lille, is set for a £9.75 move to Roma with the final details set to be finalised early this week.

The Ivory Coast international has been linked with a host of names from the Continent in the past few weeks and has chosen for a move to the Stadio Olimpico where he’ll be reunited with former boss Rudi Garcia who was manager of Lille before Gervinho made the switch to England.

This comes despite strong French interest for the winger with both Lille and Lyon having been linked with attempts to sign the player in the summer.

Meanwhile, Marouane Chamakh looks like he will finally seal an exit path away from The Emirates Stadium as the French-born Morocco international is set to complete a deal to join Crystal Palace in the next few days.

It’s still unconfirmed about whether the move to Selhurst Park will be permanent or temporary but an agreement is set to be reached over the next day or two.
The news will be a pleasant surprise for The Eagles fans who had been hoping that the club would sign an experienced top flight contender to lead the front line for the club after their promotion from The Championship back in May.

With their being a lack of signings at The Emirates so far, fans have grown much more impatient with officials at the club and publicly booed the team during their matches against Napoli and Galatasaray in the Emirates Cup over the weekend.

Many players at the club understood the fans concerns and stated that they are looking at bringing in new signings to The Emirates in the near future. The plans were revealed by midfielder Mikel Arteta who told the BBC that “the club is working on that, it is in their hands and I’m sure they are going to do it.”

Despite the comments from the players reinforcing that the club is working on their transfer struggles, Arsenal needs to put the talk into action if they are going to be taken seriously by other major clubs around Europe.

Andrew Roach is writer and editor of A keen Arsenal fan who is always on the pulse of all things at the Emirates!