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Gervinho career profile

Gervinho began his career in the Ivorian youth academy Asec Abidjan where played for five years. Later  this he moved to Toumodi FC,another Ivorian team that played in Deuxieme Division Zone Four and here he began his professional  career.Gervinho then moved to Beverren in Belgium where he played for two seasons and had 61 appearances,Gervinho scored 14 goals during his time in Beveren and later moved to French Ligue 1 side Le Mans,he played two seasons for Lemans and scored 9 times in 59 lrague games.

In 2009 Gervinho moved to another French League 1 side Lille for a transfer amount of 6 million euros  on a three year contract.He scored his first goal for the club in an away victory over Boulogne in October 2009.He had an even more successful second season at Lille and he scored 18 goals in all competitions and 15 in the domestic league. At the end of that season clubs like Arsenal,PSG and Newcastle United had an interest in him,Gervinho eventually went to Arsenal in the 2011-2012 season.

Gervinho made his debut in a pre season match against FC Koln where he scored two goals with 15 minutes of the game.He was red carded in his first English Premiership game against Newcastle for slapping another player and also got banned for three matches because of that misconduct.Gervinho scored his first premiership goal against Blacburn Rovers but Arsenal ended up losing that game 4-3.He followed up with a contribution on all three goals when Arsenal won 3-1 against Stoke City.

Gervinho scored his first Champions League goal against French Ligue 1 side HSC Montpellier  on 18 September 2011.In 2013 Arsenal sold Gervinho to Roma in Italy Serie A for an amount of 8 million euros,he made his first appearance against Livorno  as a substitute. His first goal for Roma was against Sampdoria ,he followed up with a second goal in a 2-0 win over Fiorentina in the 2014-15 season. Gervinho scored his first goal in a European Competition and has since been a developed attacking player.

Gervinho started playing for the Ivory Coast senior team in 2007 when he was part of the squad that played friendlies against Angola and Qatar.He was selected as part of the squad for the 2008 African Cup of nations and made 2 appearances in the tournaments.tournaments. Gervinho has also participated in the 2008 Olympics where he captained the Ivorian Under 23 side.His generation of the Ivorian squad is known as the golden generation but ironically it took them until 2015 to win the African Championship after key players such as Drogba and Zokora had retired from the national team.The cup drought ended in February 2015 when they won the final of the African Cup of Nations on penalties against Ghana.

Gervino usually plays as a forward  attacking player but more often he plays as a winger,he is more of an attacking player when compared to a typical central midfielder.He is usually used in a central role and is described as a player who creates opportunities for his players. Gervinho has done well for the Roma side ever since he started playing there,he has scored a couple of goals for the club and also helped them finish in the top three position at Serie A helping the club qualify for the Uefa Champions League this season.

However the club has failed to do well in the competition lately having being knocked out in the first or second round in the last couple of seasons.They are struggling to compete with the big European teams such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Real Madrid who are always competitive in European Competitions. Roma has also failed to do well in the past Europa League competitions and it’s been a while since they claimed a European tittle.

The team will be hoping for changes this season as they are still competing for the Serie A tittle and they seek to end the drought this year.With players like Gervinho and Keita being part of the Italian all time champions the team will be more than eager to start fighting harder for more silverware for Roma fans in the future. Roma is one of the most successful teams in Italy and the club must start showing their worth very  soon , they still have a chance of clinching the Serie A tittle and they will be relying on the club lengendary striker Totti to do the job in the front for them.

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