Thus, Arsenal were the big losers of the player, who was then 19 years old. Since then, Neymar has joined Barça before landing at the PSG where he becomes the most expensive player in the history of football.
Arsenal then signed as Plan B and the Ivorian came for the amount of 12 million euros. Gervinho spent two seasons with Arsenal in which he scored 11 goals and delivered 12 assists in 63 matches.
Gervinho subsequently joined AS Roma in Serie A (2013-2015) before exiling in Chile with Hebei Fortune China.