Kone enjoying life at Wigan

Latics new-boy hoping to repay Martinez's trust with goals

Arouna Kone: Settling in well at Wigan after summer move

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New Wigan striker Arouna Kone says he is settling in well at the DW Stadium following his summer arrival.

The Ivory Coast international joined the Latics last month on a three-year deal after departing Spanish side Sevilla.

Kone, who has featured in all three of Wigan's opening Premier League games, scoring one goal, says he adapting well to life in the Premier League.

He told Sky Sports: "I am settling very well at Wigan. Coach (Roberto) Martinez is very good and I love it there.

"Hopefully I will reward the club for the trust they put in me with goals and performances to be proud of."


Ivory Coast came twice from behind to defeat Senegal 4-2 on Saturday in a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier which saw Kone return to the international set-up for the first time in four years after injury hindered his time at Sevilla.

He added: "I am very happy to return to the national team after four years.

"To return for an important match and to win is very good.

"I know most of the squad; the team has not changed much in four years, it is the same group!"