Gervinho played for Arsenal between 2011-2013 scoring 9 goals in 46 appearances. He lashed at his former boss Arsene Wenger for what he claims was the worst treatment he has faced as a player.
‘Wenger never had confidence in me. Roma coach Rudi Garcia did not differentiate between those who are playing and those who aren’t playing. That’s important for a player,’ he said.
‘He doesn’t only speak to those who are playing, he talks to everyone as there are 25 players in the squad, not just 11.
‘As a child, I dreamed of playing for Arsenal because I loved them.
‘Now I hate them for the way Wenger treated me.
The 30-year old Ivory Coast International now plays for Hebei China Fortune in the Chinese Super League.
Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor will certainly not miss on this list. In his first game against Arsenal after joining Manchester City, Togolese International was banned by FA for celebrating in front of the Gunners fans. The celebration almost caused a fracas in the stadium.
“My thought is that Emmanuel Adebayor deserves to be charged for what he did,” said Wenger.
“But I was surprised that there was such animosity in his attitude towards Arsenal because in a few years he will realize that Arsenal has been great for him. I was deeply surprised and shocked.
‘I think the longer distance will make Adebayor realize that Arsenal was a very positive influence in his life” Wenger said.
Adebayor answered Wenger: “Arsène Wenger can never say that I wanted to leave,”
“It was because Arsène didn’t want me anymore.”
The Frenchman was right because the forward has not seen peace since he left the Gunners. He failed at Etihad, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspurs, and Crystal Palace. He spent months without a club until Turkish club İstanbul Başakşehir offered him a lifeline.