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Wenger: Swansea goal will give Gervinho confidence

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hoping that Gervinho's goal against Swansea will give him a much-needed confidence boost with just nine games left of the season.

The Ivory Coast international came on as a second-half substitute for the Gunners and helped the side secure an impressive 2-0 victory at the Liberty Stadium. The 25-year-old also netted his first goal since October in stoppage-time to put the game beyond Swansea's reach.

Gervinho finished off a swift counter-attack after being put through by fellow substitute Aaron Ramsey.

The Arsenal forward has been put under a lot of pressure recently, especially from many of the fans, but Wenger is confident that Gervinho will re-find the form he showed at the beginning of the season and believes he will play a big part in the season run-in as the side battle for a top-four finish.

“I know that Gervinho was under a lot of negative pressure because he missed chances and as well because I know how big that win was for us,” Wenger told the Arsenal website. “He had the African Nations Cup and came back a little bit jaded but now I’m sure until the end of the season he will be a big force for us.

“He is sensitive - he needs the support. He wants to do well, he loves football - when he doesn’t score of course he is down.

“He gives us something different. He can dribble, he can provoke. Recently I felt he lacked confidence because when he got in front of goal you could see that it was not spontaneous. 

"I hope that goal will give him a lot of confidence.”

 

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