Is this summer the wrong time for Arsenal to sell Kieran Gibbs?

Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs is being targeted for a move this summer, but could he still play a role for us this coming season?

The England international has played a bit-part role in our first-team squad in recent seasons, and is being eyed by Newcastle, who are supposedly willing to pay £15 Million for his signature this summer.

Our club already has a ready-made replacement joining once the transfer window opens, having agreed a pre-contract agreement with Saed Kolasinac of Schalke. The left-back was one of, if not the, best left-backs in the Bundesliga this term, and it looks to have been some shrewd business to have landed him on a free transfer.

He will be expected to come in for a first-team role this season, but it wouldn’t be the first time that a player has moved from abroad with a strong reputation, and failed to settle with the pace and strength of the Premier League.

Our club would of course not have to rely on him solely for the left-back or left wing-back role however, with Nacho Monreal believed to be staying put. Monreal has been impressing on the left of the back-three however, and could well find himself continuing as a makeshift centre-back, which would increase the need for options at wing-back.

Kieran Gibbs and Monreal have been fielded in the same starting XI in the new system, and the former has been impressing in his new role, and it seems a harsh realisation that we could now sell him, just as we appear to be getting his best out of him.

The problem stems from his contract however, with only one year remaining on his current deal, and to keep him, we would most likely have to strike new terms, whilst guaranteeing him a some level of first-team football, which may well leave us with no choice but to sell.

£15 Million for a player with only one year on his deal poses at a more than reasonable fee, but it does seem a shame to lose him as he is finally showing his ability.

Could we keep all three of Gibbs, Kolasinac and Monreal happy in the squad? Does Gibbs deserve to continue his run of form from the end of the season? Is £15 Million too much to turn down?

Pat J

Tags Arsenal Gibbs Kolasinac Monreal Newcastle


  1. Good time for him to go. Monreal and Kolasinac and even Mustafi will be able to play in LWB. Lets not forget should it come down to it agian Ox can play there as well.

    The main player I want to see leave is Walcott. Hopefully someone takes him for £20m.

    Arsenal will be generating money this summer from sales and hopefully they spend it on top of the budget.
    I doubt it though. I can only see money being left over, a huge pile of it.

    1. Also Ox signing 100k contract is too much in my opinion. In Arsenal many players haven’t done enough to justify their new contract wages. Ox only played good in the last 4 months of the whole season.

  2. gibbs 15 million oh lordie lord take the damn money

    i will drive him over the tyne myself

    bye kieran .BYEEEEEEEEEDE

    1. if we sell Szczesny and Gibbs for a total of 30mill, that’s good business for some fringe players.

  3. I don’t know why but I am getting a deep sense of foreboding about this summer.
    I cannot for the life of me see top players arriving at Arsenal – not with Mr Economics Degree at the helm spending money like it was his own..

    (Copied and pasted for your deluded faces)

    Arsenal have opened talks with Lyon for Alexandre Lacazette
    Premier League side Arsenal have in recent hours opened discussions with Lyon over the possible transfer of striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to BeIN Sports.

    This news comes minutes after it emerged that the Gunners have certainly been outbid by Real Madrid for AS Monaco forward Kylian Mbappé in terms of barebones figures at least, as revealed by RMC.

  5. “Finally showing his ability”….??!
    Please illustrate to all of us…when exactly did this happen.?
    Gibbs has never been able to keep himself injury free during his time at Arsenal which is just as well because he has absolutely no idea how to defend.Somehow he has managed to continually extend his contracts and now takes home something in the region of £60,000 a week.
    If Newcastle,West Bromwich or even Brighton want him and are prepared to pay £15m and take his wages off Arsenal’s payroll then the Board should bite their hands off.

  6. Lacazette and Lemar would be great signing for Arsenal, attack will be good for next season.

  7. We cannot realistically sign everyone we want in one summer
    There is only so much we can get for £165 million

    For Example if we got Mahrez and Lacazette or we got Turan and Lukaku that would be around £100 million

    We may need to keep Gibbs for one more season if we can’t get good enough replacement

    1. I dont see how any of the players you named have anything to do with Gibbs. None of them play LW/LWB/LCB. Kolasinac is supposed to be coming in inevitably and that makes Gibbs surplus. Ox, Monreal, and Kolasinac can all do a better job than him.

      1. Monreal dont have much left in him, let us remember he only started picking up the pace when the season was coming to an end.

        Cheeky bid for Chilwell or Kieran Tierney?

        1. And Gibbs is 27, even tho he looks younger. And he has never excelled for us. Gibbs is a nice, loyal guy, but an average player and will never push the rest of the squad for a starting spot. If we can get 15mill for him. we’d be crazy not to let him go. And Monreal had a pretty good season compared to the rest of our squad, he was not only good at the end.

  8. A wonderful bloke and one with clearly good character who has never really fulfilled his early potential. It would be sad if he left, having served us for years, but the truth is: he hasn’t improved for sometime now.

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