While this news will be welcomed with open arms by just about every Arsenal fan on the planet, it might not go down too well with the family and friends of a certain Mister Kieran Gibbs, because the England international is having a hell of a job getting a game for the Arsenal first team ahead of his Spanish team mate Nacho Monreal.
So the news reported by Sky Sports that the Super Spaniard is set to sign his name on a new Arsenal contract to keep him at the club for another three years means that Gibbs will really have to do something special if he wants to get the regular game time he needs to challenge the likes of Leighton Baines and Luke Shaw for the England team under Roy Hodgson.
To be fair to Gibbs, he has not done a lot wrong and once again yesterday he played really well when given the chance in the FA cup match against Sunderland. But Monreal has been pretty much flawless for the last year or so and at 29-years old it is great news that he will be staying with the Gunners, especially as there have been a number of Arsenal transfer rumours claiming that he might be leaving to go back to La Liga.
I wonder if Gibbs has been talking to the press?