20 June 2013 11:24
Arsenal forward Gervinho is flattered by reported interest from Marseille, but is still unsure over exactly where his future lies.
The Ivory Coast international has struggled to cement a regular place in Arsene Wenger’s starting line-up since joining from Lille in 2011.
Marseille, who qualified for the UEFA Champions League after finishing second in Ligue 1 last term, are admirers of the winger, with club assistant Franck Passi recently naming Gervinho as a potential target.
The 26-year-old confirmed he is considering his future at the Emirates Stadium, but did not go as far as to confirm whether he would be leaving in the off-season.
“It is true that I had little time to play on my return from the African Nations Cup,” Gervinho told abidjan.net. “But it is the choice of the coach.
“Now, it’s the holidays. I’ll relax for a while and then after I will look to the future, to see what I should do.
“There are still three weeks before pre-season. I really have time to think about it later. If I want a new start, I will have offers.
“Marseille is one of the leading French clubs, and I have a good relationship with some people there. I cannot say yes or no, but it is always flattering for a player to know that there are a lot of clubs who are interested in him.”
Gervinho made 26 appearances for Arsenal last season, scoring seven goals.