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ARSENE WENGER began his Arsenal rebuilding job by snatching Gervinho from under Tottenham's noses.

And the Ivory Coast striker, 24, has vowed to help the Gunners end their six-year trophy drought.

Gervinho is on the verge of sealing an £11million move from Lille - as SunSport revealed on June 15.

And he said: "I chose Arsenal because it's a young group within which I will be able to integrate easily. I could develop more over there. There's only a few details left to sort out.

"A risk? Not at all. I'm going to Arsenal to play. The best risk to take is to look to score goals and to play a lot.

"In football you have to take risks if you want to win. I'm going to Arsenal to win."

Boss Wenger and the offer of Champions League football gave Arsenal the edge over Spurs for Gervinho.

It has been a protracted move as Lille have tried to get Arsenal to meet their asking price.

Wenger has already had a cheeky £7.2m bid thrown out but is set to clinch a deal with the French outfit.

It could happen as early as Monday when Gervinho, who has agreed a four-year deal worth £60,000-a-week, returns from holiday.

Talking to France Football, he added: "I had no hesitation. None. But in a transfer there's always a period of analysis and negotiations

"All sides had to be satisfied so that things could develop smoothly.

"I'm going there to play, not to be on the bench. Arsenal love the game. And I love teams that love the game.

"The Premier League is a notch above. It's maybe the best league in the world. I want to live that sensation."

Arsenal last night started talks with Southampton over ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN.

Wenger is certain to sign the 17-year-old midfielder for £12m but the main sticking point is how the transfer will be broken up with the Gunners likely to cough up an initial £6m.

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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/3670754/Arsenal-snatch-Gervinho-from-under-Tottenhams-noses.html

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I hope he contributes a bit more than their last signing from Ligue 1 who after a bright opening 2 months, was absolutely horrific

He could not get in the team because of Van Persie. Van Persie on his own kept all the other strikers out. Bendtner is shit to be fair.

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Another lightweight striker/winger who weighs the same as a soggy moth.

Just what Arsenal need (tu)

Gervinho is close to six feet tall and deceptively strong on the ball. He isn't the same brand of bandy legged midget they've been signing for years.

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Another lightweight striker/winger who weighs the same as a soggy moth.

Just what Arsenal need (tu)

ive actually watched a bit of this guy since arsenal were linked with him a couple of years ago and hes anything but lightweight.

Despite his thin frame hes very strong and holds off big defenders well.

Good dribbling and finishing aswell as pace. really good signing.

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