Press Association Capped 45 times by the Ivory Coast, Gervinho started his career at the ASEC Abidjan academy before moving on to enjoy spells at Beveren and Le Mans before making a name for himself at Lille. A Ligue 1 and Coupe de France double followed in 2011 and he was identified by Wenger as the player to add goals and pace to his frontline. Gervinho started last season in fantastic form, scoring five goals in the opening seven games before travelling to represent his country at the African Cup of Nations. Roma finished sixth in Serie A last season but have had a busy summer in the transfer market, with Gervinho the 13th addition to Rudi Garcia’s squad. Announcing his departure on their website, Arsenal said: “Everyone at Arsenal would like to thank Gervinho for his contribution to the club and wish him well for his future career.” Arsenal have confirmed the sale of Ivory Coast forward Gervinho to Roma. The 26-year-old found first-team football hard to come by last season and was limited to mostly appearing from the bench for the Gunners. Manager Arsene Wenger signed Gervinho from Lille in 2011 but he was only able to find the back of the net on four occasions in his first campaign at the Emirates Stadium and added seven last term.
… Tournament resumes today KNOWN for its unwavering support of sporting disciplines, Trophy Stall of Bourda Market became the latest entity to throw its support behind the inaugural Rio Indoor Street-ball championship, donating the playing vests which will be used by the competing teams during the tournament.The presentation occurred at the entity’s Bourda location. Speaking on behalf of the tournament coordinator Three Peat Promotions, Wayne Griffith stated, “We are elated for the timely support which will aid in making the tournament a success.”Trophy Stall is an entity that is synonymous with sport development at all levels, especially the community and grassroots levels through its esteemed proprietor Ramesh Sunich.“We are thankful for the contribution and will work to ensure that the sponsorship is used in a manner that reflects overall professionalism and commitment of the company towards sports. We also look forward to maintaining this wonderful relationship for years to come.”The competition resumes today at the National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue with another round of matches.In the opening match, Kingston will oppose Melanie from 19:00hrs, while Tiger Bay battle Ol Skool Ballers from 19:30hrs and Spot-7 engage Back Circle at 20:00hrs.In the fourth match, Gold is Money will match skills with Island All-Stars from 20:30hrs while Future Stars take aim at Showstoppers from 21:00hrs and Sophia lock horns with Gaza Squad at 21:30hrs. In the final match, Bent Street will confront Avocado Ballers from 22:00hrs.The competition will continue on Saturday at the same venue. Island All-Stars will face-off with Gaza Squad from 19:00hrs, while Rio All-Stars oppose Spot-7 at 19:30hrs and Stabroek Ballers clash with Albouystown at 20:00hrs.In the fourth match, Avocado Ballers will oppose LA Ballers from 20:30hrs while BV tackle Bent Street at 21:00hrs and Gold is Money challenge horns with Sophia. In the final match, Sparta Boss face-off with Alexander Village from 22:00hrs.FixturesDay-3 Thursday, November 21Melanie vs Kingston – 19:00hrsTiger Bay vs Ol Skool – 19:30hrsSpot-7 vs Back Circle – 20:00hrsGold is Money vs Island All-Stars – 20:30hrsFuture Stars vs Showstoppers – 21:00hrsSophia vs Gaza Squad – 21:30hrsBent Street vs Avocado Ballers – 22:00hrs Day-4 Saturday, November 23Island All-Stars vs Gaza Squad – 19:00hrsRio All-Stars vs Spot-7 – 19:30hrsStabroek Ballers vs Albouystown-A – 20:00hrsAvocado vs LA Ballers – 20:30hrsBV vs Bent Street – 21:00hrsGold is Money vs Sophia – 21:30hrsSparta vs Alexander – 22:00hrs