The Arsenal and England international left back Kieran Giibs has been the subject of some Arsenal transfer rumours over the last week or two, as this season has seen him forced to play second fiddle to Nacho Monreal and then some reports suggesting that Arsene Wenger was looking at the transfer of the young left back from Leicester City Ben Chilwell.
But Wenger started Gibbs in the FA cup match against Burnley yesterday and was handsomely rewarded with a swashbuckling game from the 26-year old. Maybe the fact that the England manager Roy Hodgson was in the stands at the Emirates Stadium helped to inspire Gibbs, but he has never let us down when given a chance this season.
Unfortunately for Gibbs those chances have usually been from the bench and have often been as a makeshift winger. But now it looks like this might just have helped Gibbs and might get him a few more starts for the Gunners from now on, because it is going forward where he is strongest and arguably better than Monreal.
What I am thinking is that Gibbs could be the better option at left back in games that Arsenal expect to dominate, adding some extra cut and thrust down the left.- He links up very well with Alexis Sanchez and could help to find the key to unlock a well drilled and determined defence.
Next up for the Gunners is Southampton and I expect Monreal to start but then we go to Bournemouth and I reckon that Wenger should give Gibbs a go for that one and if performs like he did against Burnley then I think the two Arsenal left backs should be rotated a lot more. What do you think Gooners?