Via Sport Witness comes the news that Gervinho is being tipped with a move back to France this summer.
They quote a transfer news newspaper (seriously), who say that he’s a target for Lyon and the player would be open to a move having not played that often with Arsenal this season.
He started the season brightly, scoring 5 goals before the end of October, but his form dwindled, as did his confidence, culminating in some truly awful finishing. And by finishing we mean ‘missing’.
The Ivorian finished as the club’s 5th highest scorer, with 7 goals in all competitions, but failed to get off the bench for Arsenal’s final three games of the season.
It would be fair to say that it hasn’t quite worked out as well as anyone would have liked following his move from Lille in the summer of 2011.
In a recent interview, Mikel Arteta revealed that Gervinho had suffered a crisis of confidence, well aware that his errors were greeted by moans and groans from the crowd.
And while some players need support to help them along, you don’t expect professional footballers to need a cuddle to tap one in from 3 yards.
With Arsenal planning a busy summer in the transfer market, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Arsene Wenger try and recoup some of what he paid for him while trying to improve the squad, but time will tell.