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Gervinho rediscovering best form

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Gervinho is determined to reach his peak as Arsenal try to secure a top-three finish, and has his sights set on a timely return to form ahead of the crucial Premier League run-in.

The 24-year-old Ivorian international has been forced to endure a stop-start debut campaign in north London, after finding himself in and out of Arsene Wenger's first-team.

After leaving the Emirates Stadium on Africa Cup of Nations duty in January, the Gunners ace made his first league start in last weekend's convincing 3-0 victory over Aston Villa.

"I spoke to the coach when I came back [from the Africa Cup of Nations]," Gervinho told the Official Arsenal programme.

"He knew I was tired and I needed a bit of time to recover and to get back to my best. Now, I feel good again."

With seven consecutive wins in the Premier League, Arsenal have hit a rich vein of form at exactly the right time, as the club looks to confirm it's place in next season's Champions League, via a top four finish.

Having trailed local rivals Tottenham Hotspur for the majority of the season, Wenger's charges turned round a 13-point deficit, and now sit third in the table, three points clear of fourth place Spurs, and eight ahead of Chelsea and Newcastle in fifth and sixth.

"I want to finish the season well and be a key part of the team in the last games of the season," Gervinho added. "And [I want to] help the team to finish in the top three."

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