Gervinho criticises Arsene Wenger for lack of faith

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Arsene Wenger seems unable to escape his critics lately, former Arsenal forward Gervinho has become the latest person to attack the Frenchman.

Gervinho struggled during his time at the Emirates after a £10.5m move from French side Lille and criticised the 65-year-old for not showing any faith in him.

He departed for AS Roma after two disappointing seasons in which he scored just nine goals in 36 Premier League appearances.

“Wenger never had any faith in me” - Gervinho


The Ivory Coast international has since rediscovered his form in the Serie A under the guidance of Roma boss Rudi Garcia.

The 27-year-old managed nine goals and 10 assists as Giallorossi finished second in the table behind a dominant Juventus side.

“Wenger never had any faith in me,” said Gervinho ahead of Roma’s game against Manchester City: “Garcia does not differentiate between those who play and those who don’t. For a player that is important.”

“He doesn’t speak more to you because you play and less with me because I don’t.

“For him there aren’t only 11 players; there are 25 player.

“Everyone has the same level, gets treated the same and gets spoken to in the same way.”

“I never though I’d quit after just two seasons” - Gervinho

Gervinho admitted that he still loved Arsenal despite his less than pleasurable experience in north London.

He continued: “I dreamed of playing for them, I loved them since I was a child. I don’t detest Arsenal because of the way Wenger treated me.

“My frustration is that I quit Arsenal too soon. I left a club I loved without really showing how good I was.

“I never though I’d quit after just two seasons.”

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