Let’s be honest Arsenal fans and admit that not many, if any, of us could have predicted that the former Arsenal striker Gervinho would have such an impact for his new club Roma in Serie A. We were more than glad to get rid of him last summer and not just because his hairdo was painful to look at, as the short video below showing some of his more memorable pieces of skill will remind you.
But the Ivory Coast international has done really well at his new Italian club, possibly due to the influence of his new manager Rudi Garcia, the same man he played under at Lille where he drew the attention of the Arsenal boss. While it is clear that Garcia somehow knows how to get the best out of Gervinho, the former Gunner is not content to appreciate what he has got now, he seems unable to resist blaming Arsene Wenger for all his awful performances in an Arsenal shirt.
As the clip shows, however, Gervinho was lucky to get as many chances as he did in his time as a Gunner. In fact, most Arsenal fans would sooner condemn Wenger for playing the hapless boob over 60 times, not for what Gervinho seems to think the Frenchman put him through, as revealed in a Metro report.
Gervinho said, “He [Wenger] never had confidence in me. [Roma coach Rudi Garcia] doesn’t differentiate between those who are playing and those who aren’t playing. That’s important for a player.
“He doesn’t only speak to those who are playing, he talks to everyone as there are 25 players in the squad, not just 11.
“As a child, I dreamed of playing for Arsenal because I loved them.
“Now I hate them for the way Wenger treated me.
“However, I regretted leaving the club after such a short time without being able to show my worth, which I’m now doing at Roma instead.”
You had more than enough chances mate, and no matter how many you got you still looked like a chicken that had just had it’s head cut off!
The crowning glory was when Gervinho’s shocking miss from two yards saw us exit the Capital One Cup to League Two club Bradford. So Maybe someone should remind the forehead just why he did not make it at Arsenal and to stop blaming Wenger.