Crikey! Arsenal Have Actually Signed Someone – Wenger Confirms That Gervinho Has Landed

Chris Wright

11th, July 2011


By Chris Wright

Fair to say it’s been on the cards for a good while now, but it still sounds a little strange to say out loud – Arsenal have actually signed a real, walking-talking, senior professional footballer!

According to Arsene Wenger, Gervinho actually landed last Thursday after completing a medical but was then sent home again to spend a few days with his wife and young children before returning to England to train with those remaining members of the Gunners’ squad that haven’t flown out on for a pre-season tour of Malaysia.

From what little I’ve seen of Gervinho in action I’ve got to admit that the jury’s still out as to whether he can flourish in the big leagues – though my judgement is coloured by his terrible, terrible hair and by several namby-pamby performances that he put in for the Ivory Coast at an African Nations tournament a good few years ago now.

Given that he scored 15 goals in Lille’s title-winning campaign last season, it looks like he may have gotten his act together somewhat since.

Any thoughts guys?

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  1. syndex says:

    I guess the bendtner to everton rumours may hold water then

  2. syndex says:

    also not being funny but shouldn’t they be signing a keeper soon ?

  3. wtfmate says:

    impact player who can make the difference but who can also be very inconsistent

  4. Tom Jones says:

    No 24 year old has hair like that. He is at least 40.

  5. steven says:

    Gervinho is not enough to replace Fabregas & Nasri

  6. rich says:

    i’m sorry but i just don’t get his hair! is he balding but has the rest of it long? or is it more like a skullet?

  7. mark says:

    another cocky twat that will ruin mess up the team just like adebayor,

  8. gogs_101 says:

    Not being funny, but I could score 15 goals in ligue 1. In fact, make that my mom’s 57 year old friend Anne could score 15 goals in ligue 1.

    And yeah, terrible hair.

  9. MR. T says:


  10. Scott says:

    I think he’ll be a moderate success. Just depends on how he fits into the squad. We should give him some time before judging him.

  11. Montesquieu says:

    Rooney has even worse hair and he’s about the same age.

    Why the hell does this guy have a Portuguese nickname? He’s Ivorian. They speak French…

  12. Montesquieu says:

    Not to mention, he’s never even played in a Portuguese league.

  13. wolfusa says:

    according to wikipedia, it’s because his actual first name is gervais and, because he plays a “brazilian” style of football, he was nicknamed gervinho.

    since i believe i write a “brazilian” style of comment on the pies forum, i’m going to go by wolfinho from here on.

    love the hair, and who knows, there’s another ivorian in the prem who came from ligue 1, who also has funky hair most of the time, and he seemed to do all right with his club (a Mr. Drogbinho). let’s not judge too harshly.

  14. TravisKOP says:

    @wolfusa: hahahahaha spot on mate

  15. Dave says:

    this lad seriously needs a new haircut

  16. Gino Annie? says:

    Desperate. Look at that hair. Another over paid flop for the Prem

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