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Gervinho: Arsene Wenger Never Gave Me Chance to Shine at Arsenal

Former Gunners star felt he quit the Emirates Stadium side too soon.

AS Roma forward Gervinho believes Arsene Wenger didn’t give him a chance to shine at Arsenal, criticizing the Gunners boss’s approach towards the ‘lesser’ members of his squad.

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Gervinho is quoted by Goal.com as suggesting that Wenger had little faith in his abilities and regrets not being able to make more of an impact at the Emirates Stadium.

“Wenger never had faith in me,” Gervinho

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

Gervinho’s feeling of frustration is seemingly strengthened by the belief he quit Arsenal too soon, having been a childhood fan of the north London side/

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

“My frustration is I quit Arsenal too soon. I left a club I loved without really showing how good I was. I am happy I went there and was able to work with Wenger – I never thought I’d quit after just two seasons.”

Gervinho proved something of a joke figure towards the end of his time at Arsenal, his infamous miss against Bradford City being one incident of note, and managed to net just 11 goals in 63 appearances.

The versatile attacker has impressed since moving to the Stadio Olimpico, netting 17 goals and providing 14 assists in 54 appearances for the Serie A side.

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