Gervinho’s impressive form last season with AS Roma was all the more incredible when one considers the derision and ridicule that the Ivorian received during the dying days of his Arsenal career.
Indeed, the former Lille man deserves incredible praise for the way he has moved on from the dark days at the Emirates Stadium and undergone a genuine renaissance in Italy.
Nine goals, ten assists and three Man of the Match performances tell their own story.
There was also that delicious goal scored against Colombia during the 2014 World Cup group stage. It will be a pleasure to see the Braided One return to the Champions League this season.