Gervinho has been in English football for over a year now and still the question remains: What is
he? What is he for?
I don’t know what Wenger saw in him, neglecting Hazard for a player who doesn’t know when to pass nor when shoot.
He has never been what you might consider a typical Arsene Wenger player, primarily because he doesn’t actually seem to be very good at football. Perhaps that’s a little harsh. Obviously, he has some plus points. When Arsenal’s supporters have calmed down a bit, they’ll tell you about his directness, his bursts of pace and his moments of gripping spontaneity. But he lacks the technique and close control of his colleagues, or at least the consistent ability to display it. His reading of the game and his decision-making are so poor that he can occasionally make Bendtner look like Falcao. There are moments when he can conjure up a game-changing moment of magic, but there are more frequent moments when you wonder what on earth he’s doing in this Arsenal squad.
It’s certainly not a lack of effort that is holding Gervinho back. He’s obviously doing his best.
Gervinho was by no means the only man at fault for Arsenal’s defeat last night. Team-mates, coaching staff and Wenger himself must all share the blame for this debacle. But there comes a time when you have to stop looking for excuses and accept that some of the players just aren’t good enough. Gervinho, sadly, is out of his depth and doesn’t even deserve to wear An Arsenal shirt.
So is he the reason why Wenger doesn’t want to give Theo what he wants ? Or Is Theo not good enough to play that central role Wenger is playing this good for nothing lad ?
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