Soccer Magazine

Gervinho Deal Completed; Wenger Defiant Over Nasri

By Thetoaststaff
Gervinho deal completed; Wenger Defiant over Nasri
Well it looks as if Arsenal have finally made their first signing. The rumored Gervinho deal has been announced on Arsenal.com and that is good enough confirmation for me to speak on the signing. Personally, I am excited about bringing the Ivorian into the fold. Gervinho is a highly skilled forward who provides some flexibility up front. He can play as a winger and as a secondary striker which is definitely a type of player we can use. This guy has the pace and technique to get by defenders as well as the great goal scoring instincts. From what I have read, the Ivorian will add a bit more directness around the net and will actually take some shots. Gervinho helped lead Lille to the Ligue 1 title a year ago and completed the season with an impressive 15 goals and 10 assists. I don't expect him to replicate those numbers at Arsenal but if he shows the same kind of form that he played with a year ago, Arsenal fans will look at this 10.5 million pound signing as a bargain. It goes without saying that Gervinho will have to adjust to the English game but I hope that he can make an immediate impact in North London.


Gervinho deal completed; Wenger Defiant over Nasri
In other news, Arsene Wenger has finally spoken about the rumored departures of Fabregas and Nasri. I have tried to steer clear of the incessant Nasri and Fabregas speculation but there was a point a few weeks ago that many felt that both were gone and there was nothing Arsenal could do about it. Even Zach, hinted at a possible Arsenal "fire sale" which I felt was a bit premature but definitely a sentiment perpetuated in the media. Either way, Wenger has spoken on the matter during the Asia tour press conference. He has insisted that Samir Nasri is going nowhere this season. Wenger reiterated that because Arsenal are a big club and are in great financial position, they will not sell. Apparently he will risk losing Nasri on a free next season. If this situation is just about money then this must mean that Arsenal are willing to meet Samir's demands. Although Wenger is right that they don't need money from a potential sale of Nasri, they do need to somewhat dictate where he can go. Arsene knows how good Nasri can be and he better not let him waltz over to Old Trafford at the end of the season on a free transfer. Once Wenger is able to sit down with Nasri, he will need to convince him that he needs to stay at Arsenal and back that up with a pay raise.
On the matter of Fabregas, Arsene was a bit more measured in his words. He spoke about the fact that the achievement of leading Arsenal to silverware will be much more fulfilling than joining up with Barcelona and riding their coattails. Barcelona don't need Cesc and have made that clear by trying lowball Arsenal. If Javier Pastore and Alexis Sanchez are worth 50 million then Cesc is worth 75 or 80. Obviously Arsenal would never get that number but 35 million is a slap in the face. If Fabregas can find it in himself to stay at Arsenal and lift trophies then he will be wearing the armband next year. Arsene Wenger has proved to be persuasive in the past. At this point, I personally hope they both stay because I don't trust that Wenger will actually buy replacements.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Father James Martin's Bridge-Building Metaphor and Call to Mutual Respect Betwee...

    Father James Martin's Bridge-Building Metaphor Call Mutual Respect Between Catholic Leaders LGBTQ Community: Critical Commentary

    I have not read Father James Martin's new book Building a Bridge, which calls on the pastoral leaders of the Catholic church to collaborate with the LGBTQ... Read more

    The 22 June 2017 by   William Lindsey
    LGBTQ, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Caution: This Can Cause Addiction

    Caution: This Cause Addiction

    I opened my low-carb/keto clinic with Nurse Sylvie in February 2017, inside the medical clinic where I do my regular general practice. To get people to enroll,... Read more

    The 22 June 2017 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Review - Vichy Mineral 89 Skin Fortifying Daily Booster

    I'm always battling with dry and dehydrated skin.. even when I do nothing different, my skin will... Click for Read more

    The 22 June 2017 by   Chantana
    HAIR & BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE
  • Talk Show Host: Not Here to Make Friends

    Talk Show Host: Here Make Friends

    photo: Harley Haskett Toronto based Talk Show Host are quick to release a new EP. Not Here to Make Friends sounds cheerful and angry at the same time,... Read more

    The 22 June 2017 by   Hctf
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • The Human Design... Not All Bad!

    Human Design... Bad!

    Whatever or whoever it was that designed the human, had to have been at the least, a sadist. Now the design isn’t all that bad, it’s just that there were a few... Read more

    The 22 June 2017 by   Skip1957
    DIARIES, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Citrus Marshmallow Sundaes

    Citrus Marshmallow Sundaes

    We all know what a Sundae is, and I am sure we have all secretly had one at some stage in our lives even those of us who are now on the healthy no sugar […] Read more

    The 22 June 2017 by   Shadesofcinnamon
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • Konkani Style, Hog Plum Pickle…

    Konkani Style, Plum Pickle…

    Summer is full of Sun, fun, travel yumminess.. For those who love Mangoes its the season.. The kids have vacations... The markets are filled with an amazing... Read more

    The 22 June 2017 by   Anithanayak
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES

Magazines