The deal was practically done several days ago but now the final details were whittled down yesterday, confirmed by Arsene Wenger.
Gervinho landed at Fiumicino Airport this morning with photographs confirming his arrival.
“I’m very happy, it was my dream,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Rudi Garcia, who was Gervinho’s boss already at Lille, is head-coach in Roma and Gervinho is happy to reunite with his former coach.
The squad is currently on a US tour in Boston and Gervinho will fly out to meet them in the next couple of days.