Date: 1st July 2011 at 8:17am
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Finally we have some good news to wake up to this morning (Friday). 1 July is the official start of the transfer season as players contracts expire on this day. Now Gervinho is virtually 99% an Arsenal player as he has admitted he has chosen to join the Gunners after turning down offers from other clubs.

Gervinho spoke to France Football and he said: “I chose Arsenal because it’s a young group within which I will be able to integrate easily. I could develop more over there. There’s only a few details left to sort out.

“A risk? Not at all. I’m going to Arsenal to play. The best risk to take is to look to score goals and to play a lot.

“In football you have to take risks if you want to win. I’m going to Arsenal to win.”

“I had no hesitation. None. But in a transfer there’s always a period of analysis and negotiations.

“All sides had to be satisfied so that things could develop smoothly.

“I’m going there to play, not to be on the bench. Arsenal love the game. And I love teams that love the game.

“The Premier League is a notch above. It’s maybe the best league in the world. I want to live that sensation.”

Now it is just a matter of working out the formalities with this transfer and hopefully Gervinho will be reporting to pre-season training on 7 July with the rest of the Arsenal team.

With a new striker on board who insists he wants to start and not be on the bench, what are our tactics going to be next season? Does Arsene go with a 4-4-2 with Gervinho and Van Persie upfront?

For those of you who have not seen Gervinho play before, this is what you can expect from him courtesy of MrArsenalFAP.


0 responses to “Gervinho is joining Arsenal”

  1. Teslim olajide says:

    Dat is what we want keep it up wenger

  2. arsenal4eva says:

    wish u luck Gervinho!

  3. saviour says:

    this is a very good news for the arsenal fan and will the help of GOD is a new day a season.lets keep the faith.thanks you GOD bless all

  4. Yusuf says:

    Ride on wenger, we are with you!

  5. Ife Ade says:

    I want every transfer as official not by paper.

  6. WOLEX says:

    finally we have gervinho and i wish him luck but the likes of fabregas and nasri must not leave arsenal.

  7. tolulope lawrence says:

    Exactly what we fans wanted! A new striker powerful one partner with v persie and a solid defender partner varmalin,A creative milfider partner wilshare and song and if nasri did’nt work away.

  8. Kaycee says:

    Fabregas and clincy can leave if they wish to do so,because i dn’t know the reason why arsene wenger will decide to keep unhappy players in a team. But as for nasri it is beta 4 him 2 stay nd win trophies wit arsenal, the team dat brought him 2 limelight.

  9. bayem says:

    i love him because i have watch him once play 4 his country.i wil like him to joining v.p upfront

  10. hussein says:

    all wewant us to authorize that issue to sign him not on paper we tired to hear that

  11. Ayodele says:

    I wish him goodluck as he joins arsenal

  12. Abdullateef says:

    wenger,sign more u we trust.

  13. Ilyas rasheed rosicky says:

    Am happy 2 hear dis dat gervinho will join arsenal completely.

  14. tinsae says:

    good start……go…go arse

  15. dondada says:

    Wow so many nigerians comin to dis site. Wenger has been falling our hand 4 six yrs, dis shld b d start of a busy transfer window or else we wld ask 4 him 2 b sackd.

  16. Seun salako says:

    Lets keep it to our chest until officially pronounced.

  17. pelele lahat says:

    Thankx Wenger 4 bringing Gervinho, this is what motivate fans to remains calm. what is left now is to make sure nasri ramained as an arsenal player as usual & increase defenders.

  18. yuseful bolakale adodo says:

    mr wenger kip it up.releasse any player which dosent happy in our team &,replace them wit exprience one,in arsene i trust,

  19. soyinka says:

    gervinho can pair with rvp upfront or he can also play from the flank.he does for his national team.

  20. TrueWisdom says:


  21. Peter says:

    Welcome Gevinho in advance, Wenger congratulations, but we fans of arsenal in Nigeria are looking for the likes of Samba, Cahil, Oxlade, Alvaraz etc, pls keep Nasri, Cesc can go.

  22. adejumo sunday says:

    in wenger i trust welcom gervinho

  23. Didam says:

    Well, i no fit shout but Wenger shul try and make this a reality if not…..

  24. Jimmy jones says:

    I dont see the reason why arsene wenger should keep unhappy players lyk cesc and clichy,these guy has nothing new to impart to the club,a player is lyk a wife,no commitment then u should go,Arsene keep nasri,he knows what he’s doing,bravo pour Gervinho.

  25. Sylvester Osiz says:

    Wenger shud remnba dat we stil need a Cd nd an experi……keeper.

  26. ak47 says:

    lets hope rvp doesnt get injured when the acn comes about.

  27. substance says:

    Gervinho is a true arsenal style.keep it burning.plz wenger add philipe melo and samba. then we win.
    MIYACHI SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN OUR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SQUARD.plz miyachi for champions league i beg

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