Chamakh and Gervinho near Arsenal exits

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Marouane Chamakh and Gervinho are both set to leave Arsenal, according to BBC Sport, with Chamakh heading for Premier League new boys Crystal Palace and Gervinho bound for Serie A side Roma.

Chamakh moved to the Gunners on a free transfer from Bordeaux in 2010 but has struggled to replicate his Ligue 1 form in English football – the 29-year-old scored 61 times for Bordeaux but has netted only 14 goals for Arsenal, and spent the second half of last season on loan with West Ham. Chamakh made only three appearances under Sam Allardyce and failed to score. It is not yet known if he is to join Palace on loan or in a permanent move.

Gervinho, meanwhile, was bought from Lille for around £11m in the summer of 2011 and is set to be reunited with Rudi Garcia, his manager at the French club, who was appointed at Roma this summer. The fee for the Ivory Coast international is expected to be in the region of £7m, with Gervinho making a final appearance in Arsenal colours at the pre-season tournament at the Emirates Stadium over the weekend. He leaves Arsenal after scoring 11 goals in 63 games.

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