According to DiMarzio Roma have agreed to sell Gervinho Yao Kouassi to UAE Club Al Jazira for a reported fee of €14 million, plus additional bonuses. The Ivorian winger is set to joining former Juventus and Roma frontman, Mirko Vucinic, and set up the attacking line for a Emirate club. Despite an impressive debut campaign at Roma, under former Lille boss Rudi Garcia, Gervinho’s performances for the Giallorossi  have been far from perfect. According to the Ivorian winger netted in just 7 goals, and provided only 5 assists in 37 games for club and country. Added to this, has been his dismal showing throughout most of this past seasons’ Serie-A campaign. Roma’s 11 match streak without a win, was also reflective of Gervinho’s profligacy in front of goal. More often than not, his erratic play style seems to have been found out, as many Italian defenders have founf his movements easier to predict. The prospective move to the Gulf club, would be […]

Former Arsenal winger Gervinho has hit back at Arsene Wenger for being the sole reason on why he decided to leave the club after just two seasons. Gervinho signed for Arsenal from French club Lille for a fee of  €12m and had a disappointing first season at the club as he appeared 37 times for the gunners and managed to score just four goals.  A season later, his performances took a further dip as he had to face competition from Santi Cazorla who was signed from Malaga. Gervinho told Gazzetta Dello Sport, “He [Wenger] never had confidence in me. As a child I dreamed of playing for Arsenal, because I loved them. “Now I hate them for the way Wenger treated me,” he added. Despite the move, the Ivory Coast international said he was slightly disappointed that he couldn’t showcase his talents up to the level he wanted, something that he is able to do at Roma right now, “I regretted […]

TheHardTackle's Guest Author Nicholas Godden notes how the Arsenal project is quickly unraveling in the hands of Arsene Wenger. From ceding the advantage in the North London derby to Tottenham, to even relying on cynical long-balls entirely at odds with the beautiful game, Arsenal are beginning to resemble a nightmare Arsene Wenger just cannot wake up from.