Le Mans forward Gervinho flattered by Arsenal interest

Le Mans forward Gervinho has admitted he is flattered to be linked with a move to Arsenal.

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The 20-year-old has been tracked by Arsene Wenger since his days in Ivory Coast and then at Belgian club Beveren - who had a co-operation agreement with Arsenal from 2001 to 2006.

Arsenal were believed to have made the player an offer before he joined Le Mans and are now considering a renewed bid for the youngster - who is tipped for big things by compatriot Didier Drogba.

"If he is lucky with injuries, in the next two years he could be at the same level as Ronaldo, Messi, Nani - those top young players, he is so good," said Drogba.

"To play for Arsenal would be fantastic," Gervinho said.

"Arsene Wenger is the best coach in the world, however I am fine in Le Mans and I am learning my football here.

"I am getting help from everyone and I am happy here and at the moment I still need to learn a lot - but things can change very quickly."

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