July 11th, 2011

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Gunners tie up Gervinho

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed the signing of Gervinho from Lille.

The Ivorian forward has been locked in talks with the Gunners over the past week after the two clubs agreed a deal earlier in the month.

Now he has finalised his move from the French champions, according to Wenger, who revealed the news as Arsenal set down in Malaysia ahead of their Asian tour.

Gervinho did not travel with Arsenal as part of their initial group and it remains to be seen whether he will link up with the squad.

Gervinho is Arsenal's second signing of the summer following on from the capture of youngster Carl Jenkinson.

SOURCE, also confirmed by everyone else at the presser
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Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story

Hey, ontd_football, have you thrown in your support for Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story yet?



Who is this Jay DeMerit guy?

You might've heard of Jay DeMerit if you are familiar with any one of the following things:

- the United States Men's National Team
- Watford FC
- people from Green Bay, Wisconsin
- boss defenders
- the Vancouver Whitecaps
- playoff beards
- awesome footballer Twitter accounts
- footballers who can paint
- cornea transplants (good call, faith47)

He's a defender who currently plays for/captains the Vancouver Whitecaps in MLS. He is a member of the USMNT.

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