Having signed from Lille in the summer, there are few players better placed to talk about the qualities of Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard, than Gervinho. The summer signing Gervinho believes that Arsene Wenger should raid Lille for a second time in quick succession – this time for much-hyped Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard.
The Ivorian international won the Ligue 1 title alongside Hazard last season and while several of Europe’s top clubs have been linked with the tricky 20-year-old, Gervinho has hinted that the boss should move quickly.
Speaking in an interview with The Guardian, the foreheaded one stated:
“I would advise Mr Wenger to get Eden to pack his cases and come here. His game would really suit Arsenal’s.”
While there is little doubt that many fans share Gervinho’s sentiments it remains to be seen whether the Gunners can be bothered going head-to-head with the likes of Real Madrid in a possible auction. Given Arsene pissed off the Lille big-wigs by stealing Ju Young Park from under their noses in the summer, it seems we may have our work cut out.
Mindless transfer speculation aside, Gervinho also had positive things to say about his time in London and his desire to end the trophy drought in N5.
“We’re going to try and win everything,” he says.
“All of England expects Arsenal to win something and so do the fans. The league, the Champions League, the FA Cup … we can win it all. Everything is possible.
“The most important thing is to win a trophy or two by the end of the season and that’s what I want. I really got the taste for winning titles at Lille.”