Returning his focus to all things Arsenal after suffering heartbreak in the final of the African Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast, Gervinho has taken the time to reflect on the influence of Robin van Persie and stressed again his desire to see the Gunners keep hold of the striker.
With speculation (made-up bull shit) surrounding the Dutchman’s future continuing to circle, our big-foreheaded summer signing spoke warmly of RVP’s inspirational influence on the squad.
“I don’t want Robin van Persie to be sold,” Gervinho told France Football.
“Arsenal is a team that needs great footballers and leaders on the pitch. Robin is a player that pushes his team-mates to work more and do more during a match.
“It is a dream to play with him. He is the captain, the leader of the group, there is no doubt.
Having previously labelled Van Persie as ‘the boss’ Gervinho also believes that the in-form hitman’s reputation extends far beyond the Emirates:
“I could see it from my very first day at the club. I believe when our adversaries see Robin in the team, it is a huge psychological shock.”
Psychological shocks? Arseblog News is reminded of the days it spent in a maximum security mental asylum…good times. Good times indeed.