Arsenal’s 10 Worst Signings Ever Under Arsene Wenger

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9. Gervinho

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Gervinho is often forgotten on other Arsene Wenger’s worst signings list ever, but I am not sure how. While he did not cost as much as Andrei Arshavin, his colossal downfall was just as colossal.

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Brought over from Lille for 10.8 million pounds, Gervinho first appeared in a preseason friendly against Cologne. He put up a brace in 15 minutes and immediately, it appeared that Arsene Wenger had struck gold again.

At least the Ivorian did not wait long to prove us wrong. In his Premier League debut he slapped Joey Barton, was sent off, and despite contributing to goals off and on, never hit the heights that were expected. He had the beautiful technical ability to dribble around quite literally anyone but when it came to getting around the goal keeper, it was an entirely different story.

More recently, Gervinho hit out at Arsenal, saying he hated them and stating how happy he was that he was able to fully showcase at Roma.

He finished with 9 goals in 46 games for the Gunners.

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