Date: 27th July 2013 at 5:40pm
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Roma are in talks with Arsenal over the signing of Gervinho.

The 26-year-old forward joined The from Lille in 2011 for around £10.5 million but has struggled to stake a claim in ’s first XI.

In his first season at The Emirates, Gervinho managed to feature 35 times (in all competitions) for Arsenal. However, last season, he managed just 26 outings (16 as a starter) and looks to be out-of-favour.

Roma reportedly tabled an opening offer of £6 million for the Ivory Coast international but this was turned down by Arsenal.

But Roma are preparing an improved offer of around £10 million for Gervinho, which would see £8 million paid upfront and £2 million in add-ons.

But should get rid of Gervinho? I think so.

Although he has skill and can get by his marker, his decision-making is not always there and, at times, does too much with the ball.

We already have Lukas Podolski, Oxlade-Chamberlain and even newly Santi Cazorla who can play on the left wing, and with the potential arrival of Bernard from Atletico Mineiro, I can’t see Gervinho getting as much game time as he did last season.

So should a £10 million bid from Roma be offered to us in the upcoming weeks, I think should accept it and put the money from Gervinho’s sale towards another player this summer.