The winger with the forehead the size of a small country is on the bubble. Arsenal are reportedly wrapping up their negotiations for Gervinho for £10m. Meanwhile, the player has already checked in.
"I chose Arsenal because it's a young group within which I will be able to integrate easily," Gervinho told France Football magazine. "I could develop more over there. There's only a few details left to sort out."
The Lille winger also stated he's willing to fight for his place on the starting squad.
"I'm going there to play, not to be on the bench. Arsenal love the game and I love teams that love the game."
Good positive words. And Gervinho's arrival at the Emirates lifts the drooping shoulders of those fans confronted by stories of a mass exodus without the necessary relief. He should be flying in for a medical within a day or two. And if all goes to plan be unveiled as Arsenal's latest signing before they depart for Asia.