Arsene Wenger’s profound philosophy of developing unknown quantities into world-beaters earned him great success initially and Arsenal had become the hub of young and budding stars. Gervinho was shipped in from Ligue 1 side Lille as a part of the the same machinations.
The Ivory Coast international scored 28 league goals 67 appearances for The Great Danes and came to North London as yet another enticing, young prospect.
Unfortunately for Gervinho, the move did not turn to be like the one he would have expected as he could never adapt to the demands of the Premier League and saw a downturn in his career.
After just 2 seasons, Gervinho was then sold to Serie A side AS Roma, where he is now making big strides and has successfully revived his career.