Arsenal reveal Gervinho deal agreed
Gervinho, 24, has been heavily linked with a transfer to the Gunners in recent weeks and now looks set to complete the move in the coming days.
A statement on the Premier League club's website read: "Arsenal Football Club announces that Ivory Coast international forward Gervinho will shortly join the Gunners, subject to a regulatory process."
The Ivorian scored 15 goals and was instrumental in Lille winning the Ligue 1 and Coupe de France double last season. He has also represented his country on 27 occasions, including at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, scoring six times.