Ivory Coast international Gervinho is determined to take his game to another level at Arsenal under the guidance of Arsene Wenger.
The 24-year-old forward has now completed his transfer from Lille, for what is understood to be an £11million fee, and will link up with the rest of the squad who have returned from a successful Asia tour. Gervinho caught the eye of plenty of Barclays Premier League clubs as his 18 goals spearheaded Lille's drive towards a Ligue 1 and Coupe de France double.
"When you are young, you always want to improve, to work with great managers - and Arsene Wenger is one of the best in the world," Gervinho told ArsenalPlayer.
"I think that with him, I will become a much better player, and he was very important in my choice to sign here.
"I came here because I believe that he can improve my game and help me reach another level, but the most important thing for me is that I bring a lot to the team for whom I am playing."
Gervinho accepts it make take a few weeks to adapt to the English top flight, but he is determined to be up to speed when the Gunners kick off their Premier League campaign at Newcastle on August 13.
"I want to use my time here at Arsenal to develop my strengths," he said.
"I know English football is harder and I might need a bit of time at the start, but ultimately it is down to me to raise my game and adapt.
"With the help of the team, I hope I can do that quickly.
"I will prepare well to be ready by the start."
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