Currently, He may not posses the potency before goal but he has talent as huge as his forehead.The former Lille winger completed a transfer from Lille to Arsenal for a fee believed to be around £10.8 million. He has since made 31 appearances and hitting the back of the net 4 times and also with 8 assists to his name.
Gervinho 24, may currently not be popular among Arsenal fans because of his poor finishing and indecisive nature in the final quarter of the pitch but that to me, should not demoralize the talented winger. Though the EPL is a different ball game, Gervinho has to be right up there with Scott Parker and Sergio Aguero when you think about the signings of the season so far. UNFORTUNATELY FOR NOW IT IS NOT SO.
Gervais Yao Kouassi has the following as his stats :
- STRENGTH : low center of gravity with impressive dribbling skills.. He has the ability to attack opposing defenders without fear. Yao can push defenders into their shells.
- STYLE: He is a tricky pacey winger. This poses threat to opposing players.The player’s ability to run into spaces and behind defenders can only improve his play. Such runs are possessed by only few players. Darren Bent is one common example of a player with such great attribute.
Just like any other signings, Yao Kouassi will prove his worth with time. He has the talent and the ability to make it at the top level. He needs to build up his confidence. Great wingers always learn from one another. Ashley Young‘s ability to push defenders backward,his twists and turns, cuts in and curls the ball into the back of the net make him a great kid on the pitch. Yao needs to learn some of these important tips to improve his play. He may not have the crossing abilities of Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young but he possesses a better, stronger dribbling and tricky abilities than Valencia, this he must use very well.
P O S I T I V E S
The former Ligue 1 winner knows the challenge of the EPL and knows he still needs to work harder to help his current team.
He says “There have been different things to deal with on the pitch and I think that my career has come on a lot since I have been here,” Gervinho told Arsenal Player.
“It is something I am really pleased with because so much has improved. Being here in England can only be good for my game and my career. I am happy with how I approached and came into English football and I think that my first year has gone well.
“I have adapted to the club, I have settled into the group and I get on well with everyone. We have two months left and it can get even better. But I am really enjoying it and determined to keep it going.
“There have been lots of good moments, but it has been difficult too. Coming to another club can be hard but each time I play for Arsenal it is special. I am happy coming to a club like this with such good players.”
To conclude with, Gervinho may not look as stylish as Nasri and has not attracted as much attention, but he possesses some qualities of former gunner Ljungberg who would often be running onto the end of through balls to score rather than creating a piece of magic with some wonderful vision like Pires or, the real Samir Nasri. Next season will be a greater test for the Ivorian. I hope he comes back next season with a huge confidence and a nice hairstyle (lol)…. I PERSONALLY DO NOT MISS NASRI BECAUSE I BELIEVE GERVINHO WILL ONLY GET BETTER… what about you??