Should Arsenal drop Gibbs price to sell, or keep him at Arsenal?

To be fair to Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board, a transfer fee of £10 million does not sound like too much to ask for a player with the pace and technical ability that Kieran Gibbs has and the experience that being an England international with nearly 150 Premier League games and close to 50 in the Champions League brings with it.

Having said that, any club thinking of signing the left back will be well aware that he is surplus to requirements at Arsenal and that Wenger has therefore not got a great deal of bargaining power. So despite Sky Sports reporting that the EPL club West Brom has approached the Gunners about the possibility of getting Gibbs this summer, they are apparently not willing to meet the price.

I suppose it all depends on just how much they want him and also whether the 27-year old wants to join the Baggies and play for Tony Pulis, perhaps with an eye on getting some more games for the three lions into the bargain. With Wenger clearly preferring the Spaniard Nacho Monreal and having added Sead Kolasinac to the squad it is unlikely that Gibbs will see much action this season unless he leaves, although he has been known to play in various positions.

Are Arsenal asking too much? Will we see Gibbs give up on Arsenal this summer? Or should Arsenal keep this loyal player as a backup option?



  1. Bright says:

    No point dilly dallying, Just sell. These players won’t even make the bench in any of the top 4 club (apparently not including Spurs) Arsenal should grow some balls and sell now. I wonder why it’s so easy for us to sell our top players but we always linger with selling deadwood. This is same way we stuck with Diaby, Djorou. I say sell Wilshere, Jenkinson, Welbeck (if he isn’t good enough for Manure then he’s nonsense to us). This is what we should be doing.

  2. McLovin says:

    I think we need another CB. It was stated yesterday that Koscielny had back problems. If we roll back, we will see that its not the first time. Plus he has the achilles tendon problem as well..

    Chambers and Gibbs rumored to be leaving, we will be short of CB’s even if we use Monreal/Kolasinac in the center.

    I don’t think VVD is the answer. Way too overpriced.

    1. JPS_AFC1 says:

      Kalidou Koulibaly is the answer. Big, quick, very good defensively and technically as well. He is a beast

  3. McLovin says:

    Oh and Gibbs is nothing less than £12 millions. Pulis can suck it and cough it up.

  4. Mobella says:

    what do you think is Gibbs worth if he is not an arsenal. Personally, i don’t think there is 30m plus difference between and walker. Aside the fact that arsenal suck at selling players, media, blogger, vlogger and we fans have succeeded in devalue every thing arsenal. If Walcott were to be Liverpool’s player with his last season performance, his value won’t be less than 40m to 50m considering the value Mehrez. I told someone awhile ago, if u want to buy any arsenal players and you don’t how much to pay for him just go to arsenal fans blog.

  5. Brian Bowers says:

    Gibbs should move,he require to play more to improve and at Arsenal he will be a benchwarmer.Take the money

  6. John says:

    The dude has been a loyal Arsenal player……..deployed in multiple positions……done his job to the best of his ability……..and now why does Arsenal want to dump him?…….he is still a good bench player ………..underrated and undervalued…….no way…..I say keep Gibbs……..

  7. Mobella says:

    Szczesny’s case is an example of how English media hate and responsible for all the negativity surrounding are. This a goal keeper that is never good enough, that lacks the basis of goal keeping… etc now that he has moved on to much bigger and accomplished clubs. They are changing their narrative. Don’t they know goalkeepers mature with time and that he is going to get better and better as he ages. Now he is an arsenal loss, he should have taking over from ageing Cech

    1. SD says:

      I don’t agree in Woj’s case. Decision making doesn’t generally improve much with time. Occasionally, but it is usually more of a case where a player has to get used to the pace of a team or a league, or get the nervous tics out. He has been playing consistently at Champions League level for 8 years, and has shown very little improvement to positioning, decision making, or judging flight on corners. He is still what he was 5 years ago: one of the best shot stoppers in the world, but an overall 2nd tier keeper. His reaction saves I would put up against any one, but if you learn nothing else from watching Cech, watch how often he doesn’t have to make athletic plays because he is positioned so well.

      I won’t deny the possibility Szczesny becomes one of the best in the world, I just don’t think we can give him substantial game time to figure it out at this stage. Not with Ospina hanging on by a thread already and a talent like Emi behind them.

  8. Wengers Coat says:

    Hey Admin, I know this is off topic but has there been any news on Jeff Reine Adelaide? He was probably the best player until Iwobi showed up. Now hes not even in the tour? Theres rumours he is about to leave permanently to Nice. Whats going on? This si the same kid that Ozil called future of Arsenal!WTF

    1. Kilted Gooner says:

      He’s not on tour because he’s injured. Try using Google once in a while!

  9. hotgunner says:

    Keep Gibbs, he can be used as koscielny’s substitute as a center defender cause of he’s experience as he often comes to assist kos. He is quick and intelligent too. He gave CR7 a difficult game and forced him to change wings, I haven’t seen any faults in dis guy. Monreal is slow cause of he’s bow legs, and 4 of the 6 goals man city scored us 3 seasons ago came from monreal’s wing cause he is always out of position. Gibbs doesn’t deserve warming d bench.

  10. LacaHero says:

    As far as i know there is a HUGE competition in the Team…I for one like him as a player and iwould advise him to make any move that come his way…cos if he is ever going to play for the three lions again,he wouldnt get it as Arsenal..

  11. inkfight! says:

    Not good enough and never really progressed and made use of his pace. I’d sell, even if it was GBP 5 Million and get the wages off the books.

  12. amb98 says:

    Despite Gibbs only having a year on his contract, £10 million is a reasonable price and we should be patient. Once the season gets closer, I’m sure a premier team will pay £10m as Gibbs is a decent player.

  13. SD says:

    Gibbs is quite a solid defender. He is a fantastic backup at this level and would start for more than half the league. He ought to be worth more than 10mil, but if he wants to leave to get more game time, it is perfectly understandable. He loves the club and has been a loyal servant, can’t stand in the way of his career while he is in his prime.

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