Gervinho sings for Arsenal | Gervinho Arsenal | Gervinho transfer to Arsenal

Gervinho Arsenal

Gervinho Arsenal

At last Arsenal have snatched up their first major signing for the 2011 2012 season, signing Gervinho from Lille for £10.6 million pounds. Not sure if all the fellow gooners will welcome the move who still look out for a very big name signing who guarantee 30+ goals a season, but he is a hell lot of player than you imagine. He is lightning quick, a natural finisher with both his legs and is the fox in the box Arsene Wenger had been looking out over the years.

Gervinho, the hair braided 24 year old Ivorian following the footsteps of Eboue and Yaya Toure joined the Belgian side Beveren to get the taste of the European football and quickly established himself as first team regular. His performances were widely regarded and Arsene Wenger had his sights at him at that time but nothing materialized though and he moved to French League 1 side Le Mans. He quickly adapted to French league and he impressed one and all with his performances. Again he was scouted by Arsenal and when asked about it Gervinho on 2008 said “I will do everything to play for Arsenal”. Thats the driving force that enabled him to even bigger heights in the coming seasons and eventually transferring to Lille. Its where he became an accomplished player and went on to establish him as one of the top players of the French league with 13 goals and 4 assists in the first season and the best player of the league statistically next season with 18 goals and 10 assists which propelled Lille to do the double of League and domestic cup and Lille wining the league after 57 years. Check the Wiki for his stats, quite impressive!

He is already an established and elite player in his league, so Arsenal fans should welcome Arsene Wenger’s intentions who always prefers the ones who are not there yet. More over he has tremendous ball control and eye for goal every time which fits him in central role apart from playing in either of the winds, so what happens with Arsenal starting line up with his transfer is he can push Nasri back to the cental role along side Fabregas, Wilshere and Song and competition of places between Arshavin, Walcott, Ryo and himself for the wings which is very good for the injury prone Arsenal side.

Coming to adapting to English conditions, off pitch he would feel like home with the french influence of Arsenal and he looks a strong lad with a immense upper body strength so he could fit into the hard tackling style of premier league. The only problem is premier league is not good for swift players there are some daemons on the pitch who can destroy your career, just remember what happened to Eduardo, Walcott and Ramsey.

End of the day its a a steal to get a player of Gervinho’s caliber at £10 million provided he settles to the English football and recreates his magic all over again and break the club’s junk and to be a pivotal part in the pursuit of glory in their proudest 125th year.

~ by shazhell on July 11, 2011.

3 Responses to “Gervinho sings for Arsenal | Gervinho Arsenal | Gervinho transfer to Arsenal”

  1. Gunners must build good title winning squad if not the second invincibles.Gervinho

  2. I believe Arsenal will go places with all the signings. We will do London North proud

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