Why England snub is good for Gibbs AND Arsenal

I am sure that the Arsenal and England international left back Kieran Gibbs would have been a bit disappointed that he was not given the chance to build on his good performance during his fourth international cap for England against San Marino the other day.

In the cold light of day, however, I think the 25-year old should return to north London feeling pretty good about himself. After all, he did nothing wrong and should have confirmed to the England boss Roy Hodgson that he is a very capable alternative to the current England first choice Leighton Baines.

In fact, once again the Everton man failed to replicate his club form in the three lions’ shirt. And with England already having one foot in the Euro 2016 championships already and some very winnable games still to play, Gibbs should get more chances to shine in the next year or so.

Gibbs said,

“My time hasn’t come, even still. I still have loads of work to do. I am just relishing the challenge and opportunity.

“In football it happens sometimes when you have a lot of quality in one position. You have to be on top of your game all the time to be in with a shout of the national team, so that is what I have to do for the rest of the season.”

And that is good news for Arsenal as well, because the 25-year has all the encouragement he needs to know that keeping up his good form at club level is all he needs to do to have a chance of becoming a regular for Hodgson alongside his Arsenal team mates Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck, Calum Chambers and the Ox, not to mention Theo Walcott when he is back to full fitness.

So come on Kieran, kick on and you will get your rewards….

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    1. Honestly, we can’t afford to lose Gibbs to injury and I’ve always maintain the opinion that he can’t really cope with the stress of playing for club and country regularly, he’s a fragile player.

  1. i wrote this conpiracy theory in the prev article and im afraid my fans would miss it so ill just write it here again so here we go: 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

    conspiracy theory#35 😀 😀 😀
    😀 😀
    ozil missed giroud 🙁 🙁 🙁
    theire pals 🙁 🙁 🙁
    he couldnt stand seeing giroud alone in the medical room 🙁 🙁 🙁

      1. @Jojo, u better be careful not to disrespect Haywill, he makes so much sacrifice to feed us these conspiracy theories and I can tell you his theories make my life better.

      1. Maybe Wenger is desperate for another trophy and another unbeaten season. and since he doesn’t want to spend and compete, he is planning for arsenal to fail, be relegated then once in the championship, win the championship league trophy and also come out unbeaten then retire as a hero 🙁 🙁 🙁

        1. we will be playing in the championship next season 🙁 🙁 where can I watch their matches, I need to get accustomed to the name of their players and teams and fields, their histories…so much in just one season. how sad 🙁 🙁 🙁

        2. @Pytongoras, just becuz u were a Wigan fan and they got relegated doesn’t mean Arsenal too will get relegated. If u are so much of a pessimist, I say u join QPR, they lose unfailing.

        3. Honestly, we can’t afford to lose Gibbs to injury and I’ve always maintain the opinion that he can’t really cope with the stress of playing for club and country regularly, he’s a fragile player.

    1. @haywill, and we’ve been in the spuds shadows for A WHOLE WEEK and still counting 🙁 🙁 🙁
      they are probably spending all their time looking at the table and laughing at us 🙁 🙁

      1. And did you know that cognitive science proves that laughing increases one’s living days??? So it means if the spuds have been laughing at us and still will be, then they will live longer and soon there will be more spuds fans than arsenal fans. then they will buy more tickets and merchandise and have more revenue hence have more to spend and buy more and better players than us then we will forever remain in their shadows 🙁 🙁 🙁

    1. Yes, he improved a lot this season if you observe.. especially dribbling improved a lot. Hope he shouldn’t get injured.

  2. Wenger on Giroud and Welbeck “Welbeck and (Giroud) can play together in the centre or separately. Welbeck also played on one side to Manchester United. Welbeck played in the same team with Rooney and van Persie. He can play down the sides”

    Wenger loves Giroud..He will never bench him.

    1. They have been dating but since Wenger is strong catholic, he cant be allowed to marry him. That hotel fiasco on Giroud was just to deflect growing suspicion. It never occured, was all made up by wenger for his one true love Giroud

    2. Welbeck won’t like it. I thought the whole purpose of him coming to Arsenal is for him to get the chance to play down the middle? It’s either Giroud or Welbeck but not both.

      1. Yes, Welbeck is the future, not Giroud. I was sooo happy when Welbeck goes past defenders and his work-rate and trickery are awesome, we dint see such a play since RVP. RVP dont have such a pace but trickery was good and he was taking good position. Welbeck has pace and everything but he should improve on shooting and composure infront of goal. He will improve no doubt on that. He has needed atmosphere around. Good Luck.. I want you to be our NO.1 striker.

  3. funny how it is when our players are “snubber” by their international teams we all become so defensive and say it is disgustuing and disgraceful how one of our playersd can be left out of his country national team and that there must be some sort of campaign against that player to keep him off the national team . then when our players are picked for international duty some of you are on your knees praying that they dont get a game for their country , hahahahahahahaha . what a shower og moaning whining gits some fellas are on here . make up your minds please . although if you are a follower of the messiah wenger then you cannot help but whinge and whine , he is the specialist in whinging , whining and shortsightedness .

  4. Yes Giroud and Welbeck can both play in the middle there are matches that we will need that to happen, but i figure welbeck will be getting the bulk of the starts. Why i am confident in this idea is the fact that Wenger is focus now on a British core , which welbeck is now a part of.

    It was good that Gibbs got a run out with the national team, but for him to secure that position he needs to stay injure free and ensure that arsenal moves up the table, even the number one spot. i think england has suddenly been blessed with a rich load of young players which can make even the senior team better.

    i think one position which the english team lacks is a suitable DM and not a holding midfielder, definitely when playing the top teams, Gerrard was in that position but did not have the legs , from the squad chosen i think Shelvey is the perfect man to be groomed for that specific job.
    i also think england should be looking at other Centerhalves options and pairing to improve the squad

  5. I can’t imagine watching Arsenal playing without Ozil, the games will be so boring 🙁 🙁
    Carzola and Wilshere just run with the ball and dribble but they are not very good in making the final crazy passes 🙁
    so we will end up with 70% possesion but zero goals 🙁 🙁
    and fans here will vote for them as MOTM because they run with the ball, defend, and dribble 🙁 🙁
    But they cant create goals as much as Ozil 🙁

    Ozil > Di Maria
    Ozil > Silva
    Ozil > Hazard
    Ozil > Fabregas
    Ozil > ALL( okay, only Zidane is better)

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