Arsenal misfit Gervinho hits out at Wenger

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Former Arsenal winger Gervinho has hit out at former boss Arsene Wenger, after the Ivorian endured a torrid time with the club following a 2011 transfer from Lille.

The new Roma signing made 63 appearances for the Gunners but largely failed to impress at the Emirates after a £10.8m switch from France.

Gervinho, 26, has now sensationally claimed that it was Wenger's fault that the winger's Arsenal career ended so disappointingly.

He told The Sun: “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.”

The Ivory Coast international showed fleeting glimpses of his talent in England but cut an increasingly frustrated figure as his form dipped and opportunities became more limited.

His last goal for the North London club came in a 4-1 win over Reading on March 30th, in a match where he also set-up two more and was named man of the match.

Unfortunately these kind of performances were few and far between and Gervinho ended his two-year spell this summer, joining Roma for an £8m fee.

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