Date: 17th August 2011 at 3:54pm
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We all remember when Thierry Henry arrived at Arsenal in 1999 after his terrible stint at Juventus where he was deployed as a winger. Arsene Wenger then took Henry and molded him into one of the best strikers the Premier League has ever seen. I can not see why Wenger can not do the same with Gervinho.

Now when I look at Gervinho and the few games I have seen him play for Arsenal and Ivory Coast, I can see a bit of a 1999 Thierry Henry in him: they ability to run with the ball whilst operating on either flanks and not being afraid to attack the goal. Now I am not suggesting at all that Gervinho can be the next Henry for us but I am gaining more and more faith in Gervinho when I see him play.

Last night (Tuesday) against Udinese, he played very well as you can see from the video below. He was switching flanks and cutting in when ever he can. He does not have the pace of Henry but Gervinho is no slouch at all. I think he is the perfect fit for Wenger and he will get the best out of him as the season goes on.

It is a pity that we will miss Gervinho for 3 matches following his ridiculous red card against Newcastle. I hope this will not kill the momentum he has picked up.


0 responses to “[Video] He reminds me of Thierry Henry when he first joined Arsenal”

  1. Subomi says:

    Wenger see thing in another way,

  2. peter says:

    fantastic dribbler.
    I don’t think his passing ability/awareness is amazing. but can be improved, especially playing with arsenal.

    His dribbling ability / making runs, is something arsenal are missing.

    Will be a great asset.

  3. lex says:

    He’s got bag ful of tricks, & as u can by d time he get use 2d nitty gritty of d englĂ­sh game, he wil b a force 2b reckond wit:)

  4. Arsenal1Again says:

    His runs do remind me of Thierry, yes. The body language is the same.

  5. c'mon theo says:

    Pause it @ 3:47 and you can see that Theo Walcott could of blantely placed it near post(left corner) because the keeper is already diving to that side as he see’s Theo open up his body to finese into the bottom right corner….he should of had the awareness to realize this and trick the keeper and it would of practicly been an open goal… could of been 2-0 from the first leg…..

  6. Rayjnr says:

    Gervinho is a great player wit excellent dribbling skills and very dangerous in counter attack. Wenger will work on his passes ability and he will improved tremendously no doubt. His best is yet to come!.

  7. bc says:

    Good replacement for Nasri, now we need to find replacements for Fabregas, Bendtner, Squillaci, Clichy, Diaby, Rosicky, Chamakh and Bartley

    How about
    Hazard, Drogba, Alex, Vertonghen, Parker, JCole, CCole and Samba

  8. Donnie says:

    arsenal need about 3 players to be chalenging for the tital

    and am sure wenger must know that his a smart man.

    but gervinhio weil do great on the wings.

    i see walcott going in more in the middle and gervinhio on the left

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