The 26-year-old, who joined the Gunners in 2011 from Lille for around £10.8 million, only managed to score 11 goals in 61 appearances for Wenger’s side and, due to his consistency, fell out-of-favour, hence the Frenchman’s decision to sell the Ivory Coast international to Roma for an undisclosed fee this summer.
But Gervinho believes he wasn’t given enough time by Wenger and was played out of position, something he was not expecting when he signed for Arsenal two years ago.
Quoted in the Daily Mail, the Ivorian said:
‘I was not getting much time on the pitch and was in need of this time to improve and play my best football
‘Wenger was not prepared to give it to me.
‘Also my position on the wing was not what I was expecting and I wasn’t happy with it.’
Gervinho finished off by saying:
‘It would have helped had he shown more confidence in me.’
I believe he was given plenty of opportunities to prove his worth to the side and in fact did perform well on some occasions in his first season.
Good luck to him at Roma, but with Gervinho gone we now have a world-class player by the name of Mesut Ozil at our club who will certainly offer us a lot more than the Ivorian ever did.