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The forward, now with Roma, believes he would've been a success at the Emirates had he operated in his preferred role.

Gervinho has criticized Arsene Wenger for playing him out of position throughout his two years at Arsenal.

The Ivorian left the Emirates Stadium to join Roma last month, after scoring just 11 goals in 63 appearances in what proved to be a disappointing stint in the Premier League. 

Gervinho - who joined Arsenal from Lille in 2011 - is hoping to resurrect his career at the Stadio Olimpico, but has been quick to stress that he could have performed better for Wenger's side if the Frenchman had deployed him as a central striker.

"I was not getting much time on the pitch and was in need of this time to improve and play my best football," Gervinho told The Sun. "Wenger was not prepared to give it to me. Also my position on the wing was not what I was expecting and I wasn't happy with it.

"It would have helped had he (Wenger) shown more confidence in me."

Gervinho signed for Arsenal after impressing with his displays for Lille, with whom he won the Ligue 1 title and the Coupe de France in the 2010-11 season.

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