Gervinho signed by Arsenal

Ivory coast and Lille front man Gervinho has completed his move to the Gunners and vows to help them earn some silverware and end the club’s six year trophy drought.

Gervinho said: “I chose Arsenal because it’s a young group within which I will be able to integrate easily. I could develop more over there. There’s only a few details left to sort out.

“A risk? Not at all. I’m going to Arsenal to play. The best risk to take is to look to score goals and to play a lot.

“In football you have to take risks if you want to win. I’m going to Arsenal to win.”

Arsenal has also snatched Gervinho from under North London rivals Tottenham’s noses who were also interested in the star.

The signing could happen as early as Monday when Gervinho, who has agreed a four-year deal worth £60,000-a-week, returns from holiday.