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The Ivorian has failed to convince in an Arsenal shirt.
Arsene Wenger has signed some real turkeys in him time as a Premier League manager. One thinks of Igors Stepanovs, Francis Jeffers and even last season's bizarre buy Park Chu-Young. When you consider the size of the fee and the level of expectation, Gervinho is now stating a strong case to be Wenger's worst ever buy.
Considering the competition, that's impressive.
The Ivorian had a mixed first season, but the hope was that it was part of an adaptation process and he would kick on in his second campaign. However, after an initial flurry of goals, the bad habits have returned tenfold.
His participation in the African Nations Cup will come as some relief to the Arsenal fans tiring of his performances in an Arsenal shirt.
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