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Sky Sports report that Lille forward, and Arsenal target, is in north London having a medical ahead of signing for Arsenal tomorrow. The Ivory Coast international is expected to sign a four year deal worth £10.6m.
Lille won the French championship last season with 15 goals contributed from the deadlocked forward and he is relishing joining the Gunners. He told France Football: “The Premier League is a notch above. It’s maybe the best league in the world. I want to live that sensation.”
Arsenal’s new signing, Gervinho
The 24 year old had been linked with London rivals, Tottenham, as well as Newcastle and Liverpool but Arsenal seem set to win the race and complete their first major signing of the summer.
Meanwhile, Sky Sports also predict that Gervinho’s arrival could spell the end for Nicklas Bentdner who has endured a mixed career in an Arsenal shirt. Reports suggest that Sporting Lisbon could be the destination for the Danish forward.