Done Deal: Arsenal Forward Gervinho Completes Roma Switch

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Ivorian departs north London for Italy.

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Gervinho has finally completed his move from Arsenal to Italian giants Roma, Sky Sports reports.

The 26-year-old had been consistently linked with a move away from the club this summer after finding first team football difficult to come by last term, having made the majority of his 26 appearances from the bench.

Arsene Wenger moved to sign the Ivory Coast international in the summer of 2011 after his impressive performances helped French side Lille to the Ligue 1 title, but he could muster only four goals in his debut season and added just a further seven over the last campaign.

Capped 45 times by the Ivory Coast, Gervinho started his career at the ASEC Abidjan academy before moving on to enjoy spells at Beveren and Le Mans before making a name for himself at Lille.

He had actually began the previous campaign in fine form, scoring five goals in his first seven games before travelling to compete at the African Cup of Nations in January.

Roma have already added 12 new faces to their squad during this transfer window and Gervinho will make for number 13 as Rudi Garcia looks to improve on the side’s 6th placed finish last season.

Announcing his departure on their website, Arsenal said: “Everyone at Arsenal would like to thank Gervinho for his contribution to the club and wish him well for his future career.”

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