Arsenal forward Gervinho showed his talent with a fine solo run to set up former Chelsea star Salomon Kalou in Cote D’Ivoire’s 3-0 victory over Gabon.
Arsenal winger Gervinho has had a tricky time at Emirates Stadium in recent months.
Castigated by the fans for his inconsistent play, the Cote D’Ivoire star seems equally likely to trip over the ball as take it past his opponent with tremendous skill.
Recent performances for his country have been more encouraging though, away from the fierce criticism from the cauldron of Gunners supporters, and he was arguably the best player at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
There are signs that this form could be returning for his club too. Against Bayern Munich, he almost scored a wonderful effort, and against Swansea City he came on as a substitute to make the game safe with the late clinching goal in a 2-0 victory.
Salomon Kalou’s strike for the Ivory Coast against Gabon owed much to wonderful skill from Gervinho.
He beat two players with some nifty footwork before drawing two more to close him down on the edge of the box, before laying the ball off for Kalou to fire home emphatically.
Cote D’Ivoire eventually won the match 3-0.
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