Roma forward Gervinho is glad that his difficult spell at Arsenal came to an end this summer as he is finally able to enjoy his football once again playing for Roma.
Gervinho struggled to make an impact on Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal faithful during his two-year spell in north London and was eventually allowed to leave this summer.
Roma manager Rudi Garcia was keen to be reunited with the forward having managed to get the best out of him when the two worked together at Liguie 1 side Lille.
Gervinho scored 15 league goals in Lille's title winning season but managed just nine in his two years at Arsenal. Since making the move to Roma he has become a firm fan favourite and has rediscovered his scoring touch.
Roma currently sit top of the league having taken maximum points from their opening six games, with Gervinho finding the target in the last two league games as he scored one against Sampdoria before firing a brilliant brace in the 5-0 win over Bologna.
Arsenal are enjoying a similarly impressive start to the season as they sit top of the Premier League but Gervinho admits that he is glad to be playing his football in the Italian capital.
"I don't know if my transfer was Arsenal's gain. All I know is that in Roma I have found exactly what I was looking for - a chance to play more, under a great coach who has faith in me, at a great club with big ambition," Gervinho told Corriere dello Sport.
"I never imagined that I would get to work with (Francesco) Totti. It is a pleasure but also a nice burden because with Francesco you must always be alert because he can hand you a decisive pass at any time.
"At Roma I am happy and enjoying myself. Our goal is to qualify for Europe, but the Scudetto is not impossible. The team is good, the environment is positive and determined. There is confidence we can get to the top."