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Gervinho targeted by Marseille

June 13, 2013
By ESPN staff

Marseille are considering a move for Arsenal forward Gervinho, the French club's assistant coach Franck Passi has confirmed.

GettyImagesGervinho has failed to impress since joining Arsenal

Gervinho, 26, appears headed for an exit from the Emirates Stadium after a disappointing season with the Gunners, capping off what has been a difficult transition into the Premier League since leaving Lille in 2011.

But the Ivory Coast international could soon return to France, with Passi backing him to succeed in a wide role under manager Eli Baup.

"This is a profile that interests us, yes," Passi told Le 10 Sport. "We want flank players with dribbling, passing and scoring and Gervinho has this profile."