27-Year-Old Ex-Arsenal Star Slams Arsene Wenger

Former Arsenal winger Gervinho has attacked manager Arsene Wenger, having reestablished himself as a talented forward since moving to Roma in 2013, as reported by the Daily Express


Having spent two years with the Gunners, Gervinho moved on after failing to impress on a consistent basis, with Serie A side Roma snapping him up.

The Ivory Coast international only scored 11 goals in 63 games for Arsenal, having moved to them from French side Lille in 2011.

He was repeatedly criticised by fans of the north London club for not converting or supplying enough opportunities for other teammates, and there was little sadness when he moved to Italy before last season.

However, he had a key role at Roma last year as they finished second in the league, qualifying for the Champions League in the process.

Given his huge success, Wenger must be confused as to why he couldn’t manage the same form in a red shirt, but Gervinho himself has launched an attack on his former boss.

Gervinho said: “I feel like a new player in Italy. It is very hard to have confidence in yourself when the coach does not have confidence in you – and it’s clear at Arsenal that confidence was not shown in me.

“At Roma the coach and the staff showed confidence in me from the first day – and because of that I have been able to show exactly what I am capable of.

“I don’t feel like I have anything to prove in England. I think the proof of what I can do is shown by a coach that has confidence in me.

“Maybe Arsenal now think they should have shown more confidence in me – but that is not my problem. All my concentration is on a successful season with Roma.”


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