In this month's Arsenal Magazine, we asked Gervinho a quickfire round of questions on football, his favourite food and and interests outside of the game. His favourite game? Best gadget? Favourite website? You can find out all of his answers below.
What does Arsenal mean to you?
Arsenal means a lot to me. It's a club I always wanted to play for, so it means a lot to me. It's a fantastic club, where you realise your potential and where you can really enjoy playing the game.
What would be your dream job if you weren't a footballer?
I don't know. I don't know because, since I was little, I always played football. If I hadn't become a footballer, I don't know what I would have become, because football was always my only passion.
What's your favourite food?
Rice with peanut sauce - the national dish of Ivory Coast.
Who is the last person you called on your phone?
That would be my big brother in Paris.
What is the most played song on your iPod?
I had an iPod but I didn't use it. In fact, I gave mine to someone, as I don't really like them!
What's your favourite website?
Google? I guess I'd have to say Google.
What car do you drive?
I've got an [Audi] Q7 and a Bentley.
Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with?
Err, that's not something I'd want to happen. I've no desire to get stuck in a lift! That wouldn't be nice. I don't know.
Apart from football, what sport are you best at?
I don't really play any other sports. I like basketball and tennis but I'm not really into them. And I'm not that good at them either!
What is your favourite computer game at the moment?
Err... My favourite games are Pro Evolution and FIFA.
Who's the most famous person you have swapped shirts with?
Robinho at the World Cup. I wanted to get his shirt and I managed to after Ivory Coast's game against Brazil.
Which fixture do you most look forward to every season?
For me, every match is important. There isn't one particular game that I'd really like to play in, but I suppose you can say that any game against the big teams are a bit special, certainly when you're starting out. But for me, all matches are equally important.
What team did you support as a boy?
I supported Arsenal. Arsenal and Barcelona.
Who is the greatest player in your position of all time?
For me, it has to be Ronaldo - the Brazilian one.
Which talent would you most like to have?
Err... What talent would I most like to have? I'd like to be able to emulate the skills of Ronaldo... not Cristiano, the Brazilian Ronaldo.... And I'd like to have a special skill of my own, one that would help me go down in history, but based on the likes of the great attacking players such as Ronaldo, Maradona, Eto'o and Didier [Drogba] etc.
Who are your favourite band?
I really like an Ivorian group called Magic System.Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 23 Jul 2012