Ex-Gunner shoots a volley at former boss.
Former Arsenal winger Gervinho has fired a potshot at Arsene Wenger by claiming that he already has a better relationship with new coach Rudi Garcia than he ever did with him, the Daily Star reports.
The Ivorian international joined the Serie A high flyers last month after a turbulent two year spell in north London finally came to an end.
He has so far settled well into life in Italy, having already notched three goals in his short time in the capital, and he believes that it is the faith being shown in him by Garcia that has helped him find his feet so quickly.
“Surely, I had more affinity with Garcia than I had with Wenger,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“There is faith from everyone and we have started in a good way. My goals? My worry wasn’t to score but to adapt myself to the project and let the group know me.”
Roma are currently sitting pretty at the top of the table having won all six of their opening games and conceding just one goal in the process.
Garcia, who was also interested in Manchester United winger Nani, is delighted his former Lille player has quickly settled in at the Stadio Olimpico.
“He is a lad who needs confidence and we must understand that opportunities he creates don’t exist without him there,” Garcia said.
“He can get some wrong, but I prefer to have him there because I know he’ll create those opportunities.
“Gervinho has more experience now, is happy with his Roma team-mates and it’s easier for him to play with such talented players by his side.”