Is Gervinho the right man for Arsenal?

Arsène Wenger is on the hunt for a striker who could help the Gunners end a trophy drought that has stretched from 2005, and their main target is Ivory Coast international, Gervinho who was instrumental for Lille in their Ligue 1 title campaign last term:

Gervinho in Ligue 1

Gervinho – Lille

2010-11

Appearances

35

Minutes On Pitch

2849

Goals

15

Mins per goal

190

Shots

78

Shots On Target

42

Shooting Accuracy

54%

Chance Conversion

19%

Touches per game

40

Goal Assists

10

Key Passes

36

Total Passes

786

Pass Completion %

79%

Dribbles & Runs

199

Dribble Completion %

37%

Gervinho was the only player to reach double figures in both goals scored (15, his highest season tally in professional football) and assists made (10) in Ligue 1, joining a group of only seven more players who did so amongst the top-5 European Leagues:

Goals and Assists – top-5 European leagues (2010-11)

Player

Team

Goals

Assists

Total

Ronaldo

Real Madrid

40

11

51

Messi

Barcelona

31

18

49

Gervinho

Lille

15

10

25

Ibrahimovic

Milan

14

11

25

Müller

FC Bayern München

12

11

23

Drogba

Chelsea

11

13

24

Rooney

Manchester United

11

11

22

Vidal

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

10

11

21

Since his arrival in Ligue 1 in 2007/08, Gervinho has made more successful dribbles than any other player in the French top flight.

Most dribbles completed in Ligue 1 since 2007/08

Player

Dribbles Completed

Gervinho (Lille/Le Mans)

231

Stéphane Dalmat (Sochaux/Rennes)

227

Hatem Ben Arfa (Lyon/Marseille)

226

Stéphane Sessegnon (PSG/Le Mans)

211

Nicolas Maurice-Belay (Sochaux)

202

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  1. www.soccerlastic.com 19 June, 2011