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Arsenal win battle for Lille striker Gervinho

Arsenal have clinched agreement for Lille striker Gervinho.

Newcastle United were also in the running for the Ivorian, but Arsenal have won the race, says talkSPORT.

Gervinho had already stated his intention to leave France this summer with the Premier League his likely destination and will now complete his move to north London within the next few days.

After losing out on defender Phil Jones to Manchester United, Arsene Wenger has now fought off competition from Liverpool and Newcastle for the 24-year-old, who scored 14 league goals for the Ligue One champions last season.

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