Gervinho admits he left Arsenal ‘too soon’

Gervinho admits that he left Arsenal 'too soon' and feels he never got to prove himself at the club

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Gervinho has revealed his disappointment at failing to establish himself as a first-team regular at Arsenal.

The 27-year-old left the Gunners to move to Roma in the summer of 2013 after struggling to hold down a regular starting spot in Arsene Wenger’s first team.

Gervinho, who netted nine goals in 46 league appearances for Arsenal between 2011 and 2013, has scored five times for the Serie A team so far this term.

“I dreamed of playing for them, I loved them since I was a child,” Gervinho told The Sun. “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.

“Wenger never had faith in me. [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.”

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