The Arsenal manager hopes the Cote d'Ivoire international's goal in the 2-0 win over Swansea will boost the forward's confidence going into the remainder of their season
The Cote d'Ivoire international found the net for the first time since October after coming on as a substitute at the Liberty Stadium, with his effort sealing three crucial points after Nacho Monreal opened the scoring.
And Wenger, who wants his side to push for a top-four finish, has called on the club's fans to support the forward, while also hoping the goal will give him a much-needed boost.
The Frenchman told the club's official website: “I know that Gervinho was under a lot of negative pressure because he missed chances and as well because I know how big that win was for us.
“He had the African Nations Cup and came back a little bit jaded but now I’m sure until the end of the season he will be a big force for us.
“He is sensitive - he needs the support. He wants to do well, he loves football - when he doesn’t score of course he is down.
“He gives us something different. He can dribble, he can provoke. Recently I felt he lacked confidence because when he got in front of goal you could see that it was not spontaneous. I hope that goal will give him a lot of confidence."