Arsenal ace finally ends Emirates nightmare


Gervinho has managed to finally end his Arsenal nightmare, by completing a move to Serie A giants Roma, reports the Daily Mirror.

The 26-year-old found first team opportunities hard to come by during the second half of last season, and manager Arsene Wenger has been forced to accept a loss on the forward who he signed for £10.5million just two years ago.

The Ivory Coast international was never popular with Gunners supporters, often wasting a host of chances in front of goal.

Despite his hefty price tag, he was only able to find the net on four occasions during his debut Premier League season in North London, and last year added just a further seven in total.

Gervinho becomes the latest fringe player to be moved on by Arsene Wenger, although the Gunners boss is yet to bring in any big name signings fans have been hoping for.

The likes of Andrey Arshavin, Andre Santos, Denilson and Sebastian Squillaci have all departed the Emirates this summer, while Wenger is still hoping to offload strikers Nicklas Bendtner and Marouane Chamakh before the transfer window closes.

Gervinho has become Roma’s 13th summer signing, while the move will see the forward reunited with coach Rudi Garcia, who he played under at Lille.

Announcing his departure on the official club website, Arsenal said: “Everyone at Arsenal would like to thank Gervinho for his contribution to the club and wish him well for his future career.”

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