Gervinho could never showcase his true potential in Arsenal colours, in spite of his talent. The Arsenal striker could get a genuine place in the Arsenal starting line up. Gervinho has now been sold to Roma for an estimated £8m.
"Everyone at Arsenal would like to thank Gervinho for his contribution to the club and wish him well for his future career.", read Arsenal's website, reported fifa.com. The player was signed by Arsene Wenger in 2011, hoping to strengthen Arsenal's squad, but he could not impress the manager, much in his stay at Arsenal, hence was sold to Roma.
It must be a good move for the forward from Ivory Coast, who just scored 11 goals in his two years stint with Arsenal. AS Roma, which is a strong team in the La Liga will be made more stronger with the purchase of Gervinho with his skills and pace. He is the 13th
addition of the Roma squad this season, which establishes the fact that they are building a strong team to compete for the La Liga title as well.
In spite of signing for Roma, there is no guarantee that the player would get an immediate chance to start for the Italian side, as they have established attacking players in the form of Pablo Osvaldo and Francesco Totti. He needs to earn his place in the starting eleven.
With the sale of Gervinho, it becomes more imminent that Arsene Wenger is very close on signing Luis Suarez, where both Arsenal and Luis Suarez seems to be interested in the deal. The only problem is Liverpool does now want to sell their star player, in spite of all the troubles, he has brought to the club.