Team of the Week: Genius Gervinho

Gervinho's double against Southampton sees him take his place in our Team of the Week and he is joined by a colleague at Arsenal.

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Gervinho in action for Arsenal (Reuters)

GK – Asmir Begovic (Stoke)

Produced vital saves at vital times to earn Stoke a point from a game against Manchester City. Was at fault in the dying seconds when he dashed from his line to confront Edin Dzeko, but that should not detract from a fine piece of all-round goalkeeping.

RB – Matthew Lowton (Aston Villa)

A wonderful swerving strike was fired home after 16 minutes by the 23-year-old to send Villa on their way to a much-needed first win of the season against Swansea.

CB – William Gallas (Spurs)

The French defender may be 35 now, but he showed that when fit he can still command a defence to a high level as he made plenty of timely clearances at Reading, including one off the line.

CB – Ryan Shawcross (Stoke)

Shawcross made a vital clearance off the line near the end of Stoke's home game against Manchester City which ensured the champions only left the Britannia with a point.

LB – Alexander Buttner (Manchester United)

A goal, an assist and a clean sheet is no bad way to start your United career, and Buttner looked like a real find as he marauded down the left.

MID – Gylfi Sigurdsson (Spurs)

The Icelandic midfielder is improving with every game after a sluggish start to his Tottenham career, and was a constant thorn in Reading's side.

MID - Paul Scholes (Manchester United)

On his 700th appearance, it was the midfielder who broke the deadlock with an opportunist close-range finish, and his creativity from deep that kept Wigan on the back foot for most of the game.

MID – Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)

Cazorla has taken to English football like the proverbial duck to water, and Southampton had no answer for the Spain international's creativity and intelligent passing.

FW – Gervinho (Arsenal)

Arsenal's two summer signings on show were also highly impressive but the Ivorian forward eclipsed them both with two goals in an influential performance.

FW – Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham)

A brace on his full debut with some magical touches thrown in alongside some dogged tracking back. A truly incredible performance.

FW – Jermain Defoe (Spurs)

Who says a little man cannot lead the line? A well-taken brace from the England striker who is still managing to keep last season's top scorer for Tottenham, Emmanuel Adebayor, on the bench.

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