Should Arsenal let Kieran Gibbs join Liverpool?

Whilst Arsenal have today been officially rejected by Jamie Vardy, it seems we are not the only club being dealt a blow in the transfer market. It is reported in the media today that Liverpool have been left disappointed in their attempts to sign Arsenal and England left back Kieran Gibbs, with Liverpool not willing to meet the Gunner’s valuation.

It had been reported in recent weeks that Liverpool had approached Arsenal with an enquiry about left back Kieran Gibbs, who is supposedly considering if he has a future at Arsenal, after two years of being primarily placed on the bench. With Gibbs considering his future and concerns that he needs to be playing regular first team football at this stage of his career, Arsenal were supposedly willing to let Gibbs go. However the Gunners value him at £12 million according to the Daily Express, a valuation that Liverpool are not willing to meet.

Gibbs was formerly a first team regular for the years after Gael Clichy and kept Nacho Monreal out of the starting eleven after the Spaniard signed for the Gunners back in 2013. However as Monreal’s English grew, so did his consistency and performances for the Gunners and now we haven’t looked back since. Monreal has gone on to become one of the most consistent defenders in the league and was even in for a shout of Arsenal’s best defender last year.

I can understand why Gibbs may want to leave, as he really has struggled to make a regular run of appearances on the pitch in recent years. At the moment I can’t see him overtaking Monreal for that first team slot, however Arsenal did formerly rate the Englishman as the club’s next Ashley Cole and I think with Monreal not getting any younger, there is still a future at Arsenal for the 26 year old.

Or do you think we should let him go and bring in someone younger?



    1. We shouldn’t let him go – He deserves to play, so AW should give him that chance. AW’s mind is set on buying a max of 3, We already have 1, if we buy a striker, that’s 2 and then we will need a replacement for Gibbs. I still feel we also need a quality CB.
      Gibbs is not deadwood – he is a decent player who’s chances was cut short last season cos of Monreal’s form.

  1. I expect Wenger has his eye on Dailey Blind or a simmilar player for LB, CB, MF etc.
    We know how AW likes a versatile player, he sees it as a bargain/good value.

  2. Now that Britain has voted to leave European Union, how would this impact on Premier league transfers? Pls anybody who can help with this question will be well appreciated.

    1. They’ll find a way for PL to have different rules to normal people. Id be amazed if much will change on the prems front. Billions of dollars industry, sky BT etc etc, they’ll find a way to go round if you ask me. Billionaire’s hand-prints all over football, these people usually live by a different set of rules.

    2. In a sane and logical world this decision should have little effect on transfers. The EPL manages to do transfers with all parts of the world – even with countries where no trade treaties are in place at all.

      Sadly, however, political ideologues do not simply lay down and die. Thus, some political operators will almost certainly try to artificially insert complications in the football transfer process between the UK and Europe in order to prove a political point.

  3. with‪#‎Brexit‬(Britain Exit from EU) EPL ll further emphasize the ‘home-grown rule’ and it ll be more difficult to sign players from outside England as they ll be more xpensive due to the drop in value of Poundsterling and work-permit issues between English clubs and other European players ll be same as it is with SouthAmerican, NorthAmerican, Asian or African players.It ll be wise for clubs to complete her transfer plans early..not that I’m crying over spilt milk, but if Vardy had chosen to join usit ll have been perfect seeing he passes as another twist to it, it will likely affect clubs and managers that likeready-made players from abroad (Mourinho,Guardiola)… and with these two being our main contenders for the title next season along with Conte and Klopp it could play in our favour.

    1. If it’s going to have a negative effect on the traditional big EPL teams, I’m hoping it doesn’t affect Arsenal Fc the most.

  4. I’m not too sure. Wenger obviously dislikes having many new faces arrive so Id be worried if Gibbs left and we got a replacement in, would Arsene see that as one of the two signings said to be needed. I didn’t like the way he said one or two signings more, one would be not good enough again.

  5. Gibbs has served Arsenal faithfully and it seems ever more likely that he will need to move on for steady football. Time to let him go but only if a reliable replacement is secured first.

  6. As long as we keep at least 8 homegrown players. Remember we only have 11 and 3 of those are goalkeepers.

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