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Soccer: Gervinho 'didn't learn much at Arsenal'

Ivorian has been a revelation for AS Roma

07 February, 17:33
Soccer: Gervinho 'didn't learn much at Arsenal' (ANSA) - Rome, February 7 - AS Roma and Ivory Coast forward Gervinho has said he learned next to nothing during his two-year stint at Arsenal.

The 26-year-old failed to make an impact at the London club but he has been a revelation since joining Roma, with his lightening surging runs and goals being a key factor in their strong form this season.

Roma are second in Serie A, six points behind leaders Juventus after losing just one league game. They also have a good chance of reaching the Italian Cup final, after a double by Gervinho helped them to a 3-2 win over Napoli in the first leg of the semi this week.

"What did I learn at Arsenal? Honestly, not so much, because you cannot learn a lot if you're on the bench," Gervinho said in an interview published on Sports Illustrated's website.

"I left England because I was not playing. Not enough. The most difficult moment was being on the bench. That was the worst part for me and my confidence".