Is it time for Kieran Gibbs to leave Arsenal?

With Arsene Wenger admitting that some players have to be let go to make room for reinforcements as the Arsenal squad is a bit ‘heavy’ at the moment, there are a handful of Arsenal players being linked with moves away from the Emirates. The latest player to join the list is the Gunners’ left-back Kieran Gibbs, who has once again played second fiddle to Nacho Monreal for a vast majority of the season.

According to John Cross of the Daily Mirror, West Brom boss Tony Pulis is keen on acquiring the services of the Englishman, with newly-promoted clubs Newcastle and Brighton also understood to be keeping tabs on the situation. The report claims that the player’s suitors are encouraged by the fact that he has just one year left on his contract and will be willing to leave with a promise of first-team football.

In my opinion, the writing is on the wall for Gibbs. Despite being in the Gunners’ first-team picture for ten years after having made his debut way back in 2007, he still hasn’t nailed down a place in the team and continues to be on the fringes. The player has made just 10 appearances in the Premier League this season, with last season’s tally of 15 not very impressive either. Moreover, the fact that he’s highly injury-prone doesn’t help his cause and at 27 years of age, Gibbo does not have the excuse of youth either.

With the impending arrival of Sead Kolasinac, I believe the club should finally cut their losses on Kieran. But considering the fact that he counts as a homegrown player and that a few extra wide players will be handy under the new system, there is a chance he will be retained as well. But if I were Arsene Wenger, I would let him go and bring in another wide player as a replacement.



  1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    His attack play is very average so he doesn’t really suit a 3 defence system. Ox was very good in that position during the final which shows how far behind Gibbs is.

    I hope he does well wherever he goes.

  2. McLovin says:

    Homegrown, English back up LB. Why can’t we have him as a back up if he would be good enough to start for WBA?

    We are not playing FIFA where we can have likes of Ricardo Rodrigued sitting on the bench..

    1. muff d... says:

      cos hes pony mclovin you old sea biscuit you

      not even my little least they make kids happy and shi*
      he after all these years still cant work out how to defend and not leave the team exposed

      when things are going good he does ok, when were up against it….hes a liability

      1. McLovin says:

        Fudge youuu muffin man, I love My Little Pony!!

  3. gotanidea says:

    No, he is a good attacking wingback in the new 3-4-2-1 system. He is just not too good at defending in the old system.

    Arsenal should keep him because he is a natural left footer, he is fast and he is a homegrown. Kolasinac can be his competitor in the wingback position and Kolasinac can also be one of the central defenders.

    1. Joel says:

      He has no idea how to defend…whatever the formation.What’s more he’s also.injury prone.He might be “homegrown” and “left-footed” but he is also a complete and utter waste of £60,000 a week… ..given his exorbitant salary.
      Unfortunately this wage might stop any potential transfer in the same way that it has in the cases of both Jenkinson and Debuchy.

  4. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

    Who knows? ?? I thought it was time for Wenger to leave but he got a two year contract extension instead… So who’s to say that Gibbs won’t get a new deal aswell? ?? it could be Monreal that’s sold.

    1. muff d... says:

      you watch your sexy mouth
      how dare you!

      1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:


        Newcastle United will need to splash the cash and pay Arsenal £15million in order to land full-back Kieran Gibbs this summer, according to the Mirror.

        The newspaper reports that Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is very interested in bringing the 27-year-old to the club due to his experience in the Premier League.

        The Mirror claims that the North London side will sell, but only for a fee of around £15million.

  5. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

    Arsenal chief Stan Kroenke has given manager Arsene Wenger a staggering £165million for a summer transfer spree, according to a Mirror report.
    The American entrepreneur has instructed the Arsenal manager to spend big and make the club title contenders again.

    ?? Stan must have ? his pants!

    1. muff d... says:

      again watch your sexy mouth you hunk of junk

      if this is true i will kick my nan off her Zimmerframe

      1. ArseOverTit says:

        Your Nan is safe…

        For now

  6. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

    Utd have now turned their attentions to G.Bale, Real Madrid will entertain a £100 million bid.

    Imagine us having Bale teaming up with wannabe-Bale ‘Ramsey’ ?? I bet you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference ??

    1. ks-gunner says:

      our bale is the better bale

    2. Taxi4Wenger says:

      Imagine bale would give up madrid and play for our specialist loser arsene wonga.

  7. Eric says:

    Is he 30? Wenger dnt like keepn players at tht age unless he hasnt found a replacement.If so then smeone comes wd a good price,gibbs is off

  8. john says:

    Yes he no good at defending and with Monreal playing there and a left back we got on the free he hasn’t much chance

  9. Midkemma says:

    Could let him go.
    If we buy a CB than Monreal and Kolasinac could do the LWB role while both being able to play LB for the Plan B.

    Even if we do not buy a CB, we would have a decent number to last us, if they perform then we will do fine.
    Kos, Mustafi, Holding, Gabriel, Chambers. That is 5. 2 backups… Would like to see a CB signing though for when Kos gets injured. Going down to just 1 backup feels kinda risky and we all know Kos doesn’t stay injury free for a whole season anymore.

  10. amb98 says:

    Yes he should leave. I know he has had various injury problems over the years however he has not shown any improvement in his game over the last 4/5 seasons. He is athletic but his final ball lacks quality and his defensive positioning is suspect. Have nothing against Gibbs and he seems like a very likeable and down to earth character but feel it would be best for all parties if he found a new club.

  11. Inkfight! says:

    Linked with West Brom, Newcastle & Brighton – that says it all.

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