Arsenal supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern are becoming increasingly frustrated with the club’s lack of high profile signings with the season fast approaching but they will admit Arsene Wenger has done a good job of getting rid of the deadwood at the club.
The latest pairing to leave the club are Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh with the Ivorian international is set to join Roma while Chamakh is signing for Premier League new boys Crystal Palace on loan, as reported by BBC Sport.
With just 20-year-old French youngster Yaya Sanogo arriving at the Emirates Stadium this summer, Wenger has a lot of work to do before the big kick off. Signing Liverpool striker Luis Suarez remains high on the agenda but for now the French boss was keen to free up more space on the wage bill.
“Gervinho is on a good way to Roma and Chamakh is on a good way to Crystal Palace,” he said after yesterday’s 2-1 Emirates Cup defeat to Galatasaray.
Gervinho, who signed from Lille for £11 million back in 2011, will move to the Italian club for a fee around £7 million while Chamakh is expected to join the Eagles on loan after just three appearances for the Gunners last term.
Wenger admitted he wants to secure new signings ahead of the coming season, but is happy with the players at his disposal.”What we want to do is have enough quality to achieve it [the title] with the players we have at the moment,” he added.
“If we can have some more in before that it is even better.”
Fitting into his ethos Wenger has offered trials to impressive youngsters Atletico Nacional midfielder Sebastian Perez and Al Ain playmaker Omar Abdulrahman. Perez, 20, is valued at around £5 million by his Colombian club while the United Arab Emirates star is highly rated in his country.
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