Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal have finally signed Gervinho from Lille. After seventeen medicals and countless trips to London the deal has at least been sealed.
Speaking at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, as Arsenal begin their Asian tour, Wenger said “Gervinho has just joined up for training today at London Colney. He signed last Thursday, and has just come back from his holidays.
He had a medical on Thursday: we sent him back home to sort things out for two days. He has a family with children. He came back yesterday and starts his fitness programme in London today. He is officially an Arsenal player now. I decided not to take him because he had had no training sessions”.
No official announcement has been made by the club yet but the Ivory Coast forward beomes the second new arrival after defender Carl Jenkinson.
Update: official announcement from the club says Gervinho has agreed to join and will be an Arsenal player soon ‘subject to a regulatory process’.