Gervinho set to leave Arsenal, confirms Wenger

Goal reported on July 24 that the forward was close to sealing a £6.9 million move to Roma, with his current manager revealing an exit, as with Marouane Chamakh, is near
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Gervinho is poised to leave Arsenal amid speculation he will join Roma.

The Ivory Coast international striker has failed to find the net on a regular basis since arriving from Lille in 2011, scoring nine Premier League goals in 46 appearances.

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Goal reported in July that Gervinho is close to sealing a £6.9 million move to the Serie A side, with the Italians willing to match the player's £50,000-a-week Gunners salary, and Wenger has revealed an exit is drawing near.

"We are at the moment close to an agreement with a club where he should go," Wenger told the club’s official website following Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Napoli at the Emirates Cup.

Wenger also used the post-match press conference to give an update on the futures of Nicklas Bendtner and Marouane Chamakh, linked with the likes of Malaga and Crystal Palace respectively.

The Frenchman added: "Bendtner we are nowhere. At the moment he is completely here.

"Chamakh might go somewhere, it will be decided in the next 48 hours."