The Frenchman arrived in north London this summer with a burgeoning reputation after helping Montpellier to the Ligue 1 title last season.
However, Van Persie's subsequent departure to Manchester United has thrust the 25-year-old into the spotlight, as the Gunners look to replace the Dutchman's 30-goal haul of last season, but Gervinho believes that the former Tours striker will need time to adapt to the rigours of the Premier League and match his predecessor's record.
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"He will not resolve the problems immediately. He needs a little time. If the coach signed him for Arsenal, it means that he has qualities.
"He still needs time to adapt."