Gervinho has joined AS Roma from Arsenal for a fee believed to be in the region of £8m.

Gervinho's chances at Arsenal have been limited since joining the north London club back in 2011 from Lille, so there is no surprise that Wenger has decided to let the player leave the club.

The Ivorian striker managed seven goals in his first season for the Gunners and only managed four last term.

An Arsenal statement read: "Everyone would like to thank Gervinho for his contribution to the club and wish him well for his future career."

The forward has won 45 caps for the Ivory Coast and represented them at this year's Africa Cup of Nations. 

Gervinho began his career at ASEC Abidjan and Toumodi FC  before moving to Belgium back in 2004 to play for the now out of business and non existent club Beveren.

Between 2007 and 2011, he played in the French Ligue 1, firstly for Le Mans and then at Lille where he managed 28 goals in 68 appearances. While at Lille he caught he attention of Arsene Wenger and then joined Arsenal in 2011 for a fee of £10.8m.

Gervinho is the 13th signing this summer by Roma coach Rudi Garcia, whose side finished sixth in Serie A last season. Gervinho will be hoping to impress manager Rudi Garcia due to there being a lot of competition for places at Roma this coming season.


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