Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger is not frustrated with Gervinho’s misses, but thinks that the winger should try to be a bit more relaxed when he gets his chances, and then the goals will come. The newly transferred striker joined Arsenal this summer from Lille, and in the last few games he missed some very big opportunities to score a goal.
“The problem with Gervinho is that he’s in the opposite position to Robin van Persie. “
“He is desperate for a goal and once you are in that situation maybe you start to think about it too much. “
“You could see the other night against Borussia Dortmund he had the chance to score but then started to think. “
“When you start to do that you are absolutely finished. For a long time you don’t talk about it to players as a manager but at some stage you have to say, ‘Don’t worry, try to be natural’. At some stage you can say what you want. “
“I spoke to him today about that but he is not obsessed with scoring goals. It will come naturally.”
It’s easy to think that Arshavin should replace Gervinho, but it would be a lot better to help the Ivorian get past this. He seems a bit scared of doing too little when he gets his chances, but he will surely score once he manages to get a bit more relaxed in front of goal.