Gervinho has medical and Nasri
July 8, 2011 by admin | Comments below
Today’s rumours are that Gervinho is this afternoon having a medical at
London Colney. Good news, but reports over inconsistencies and his aerial ability are concerning.
The 24 year old likes to play out on the flanks and move inside, whether he can do that with half of the end product of Thierry Henry is doubtful but he is known to score eye catching goals so definitely interesting to see how he fits into the team in the pre-season warm ups.
I still think Arsenal could use another proven goal scorer but with Wenger using a lone striker system this is doubtful.
The Samir Nasri contract situation shows no sign of finishing any time soon. Apparently the club is willing to match his £110k per week wage demands but is it too late to save the relationship between club and player? French football expert Phillip Auclair has reported that a new deal for Nasri was as good as signed previous to our first Champions league match against Barcelona but then everything stalled, with rumours that his agent was speaking with other clubs, primarily Manchester United, in order to leverage a better deal from Arsenal.
What’s most disturbing is this timeline coincides with his massive dip in form. Ultimately you could suggest that he’s the kind of guy that lets money dictate his ability to fight for the club that pays his wages. If this is true, then it cost the club points towards the business end of last season and personally I don’t think he is the kind of character we need at Arsenal, even with his undoubted talent. I would suggest we sell him for the reported £20 million and bring in a more committed replacement ASAP.
Other stories indicate that the club want to keep the very promising Ryo Miyaichi. He has the potential to be a major force for us next season.
So, we welcome Gervinho to the club and hope for more signings in the coming weeks.
- GoonerGifts crew