Former Arsenal man Gervinho spent much of his time in England on the receiving end of a barrage of criticism. 

After his arrival from Lille in 2011, the Ivorian became known as much for his erratic displays as his unique hairstyle/forehead combo.

However since his move to Roma over the summer, Gervinho appears to be flourishing.

No longer a figure of fun, the 26-year-old has become something of a fan favourite in Italy - and demonstrated what he was capable of when he bagged the winner against rivals Juventus in the Copa Italia last night in simply stunning fashion.

With the score at 0-0 with just over ten minutes to go, the former Arsenal man timed his run across the front post well and volleyed home from an awkward angle brilliantly. Zlatan Ibrahimovic himself would have been proud of this effort.

Check it out above! 

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: