Gervinho completes Roma move

first_img 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.center_img 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. last_img read more

Allen to start against Wagner, but Hunt will play

first_img Published on September 10, 2013 at 10:50 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ Drew Allen will once again be the starting quarterback for Syracuse on Saturday against Wagner. But, once again, he won’t remain in the lineup for the entire 60 minutes.Quarterbacks coach Tim Lester said on Tuesday that Terrel Hunt will get some snaps under center when the Orange plays its first game in the Carrier Dome at 4 p.m.“I know Drew is going to be our starter,” Lester said. “He has the most reps, he’s running the offense well. But Hunt’s going to play. We’ve committed to giving him a shot.”Allen has started each of SU’s first two games, but has thrown six interceptions to just one touchdown. Hunt, meanwhile, played Syracuse’s final series against then-No. 19 Northwestern on Saturday, rushing for his first career touchdown.Hunt was visibly excited on Tuesday, and said that coaches have been giving him a bit of extra attention during practice. He’s once again getting snaps with the first team and felt comfortable during his first appearance of the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Drew is kind of down, you know,” Hunt said. “And I just want to get a shot.”He believes he did enough in his one drive to warrant more playing time, and now he’s getting that.Aside from the turnovers, Allen did improve from the Penn State game on Saturday.He completed 27-of-41 passes and threw his first career touchdown. He spoke on Tuesday before it was revealed that Hunt would play, but he knows the reason that he will be benched for part of Saturday.“I know I can play a lot better than I did,” Allen said. “I have full confidence in my ability and full confidence in the offense to do better. Take away those plays and I feel like as a whole we did a great job.”But right now, those mistakes are too glaring. He’s not making up for the turnovers in enough other ways that Syracuse can leave him as the unquestioned starter. He’ll have a chance to fix that, but Hunt’s coming up fast.“Drew’s just got to fix that one major mistake,” Lester said, “that, for us, is the No. 1 thing that we try to avoid.” Commentslast_img read more