Soccer-Gervinho leaves Arsenal to join AS Roma (Reuters)

LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Ivory Coast striker Gervinho has joined Italian Serie A side AS Roma from Arsenal, the Premier League club said on Thursday. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed but British media reported he was snapped up by the Italian club for eight million pounds. The 26-year-old was signed from Lille by Arsene Wenger in 2011 but managed only four goals in his first campaign before scoring seven last term. “Everyone would like to thank Gervinho for his contribution to the club and wish him well for his future career,” Arsenal said on their website (www.arsenal.com). …

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