The Ivory Coast international is relishing his central attacking role with five goals already this season and Gunners boss Wenger is backing him to become a star in North London after moving from a wide positon.
"I did that with Robin van Persie. He was more a technical player, it was not obvious to put him central striker," said Wenger.
"I did it with Thierry Henry, I did it now with Gervinho and I think I will do it as well with [Theo] Walcott.
"They have other qualities that are well suited to our game. Our game is based on movement and technical ability and they have that."