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Arsenal boss Wenger talks up qualities of new signing Gervinho

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keen to work with imminent new signing Gervinho.

Gervinho did not travel to Asia, but Wenger is expecting big things when the £11m Ivory Coast forward integrates with the rest of the squad on their return to London.

"He has qualities that are interesting," said Wenger.

"He has good movement off the ball, he is very quick. He can play up front, on the left or on the right.

"He can score goals, can provide and had the best assists in the French league last year. I think he can be a great contribution to the offensive efficiency of the team."

Wenger added: "He has qualities like Theo Walcott, they have good movement.

"I think Theo can play on the left, right and up front. He has a similar type of pace and finishing."

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