I am getting a little bit worried about the fact that Arsenal have a lot of players entering the last year of the contract this summer. It is not only Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, there is also the likes of Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs and there have been no rumours in the media about Arsenal even talking to their agents at the moment.
To be honest I’m not too bothered about the Ox, as I am just not yet convinced that he is good enough to ever become a starting XI player for the Gunners. I am hopeful about Wilshere getting through this whole season without injury, but it seems to me that he is drifting away from the wish to remain at the Emirates for his whole career, but I am definitely worried about Kieran Gibbs not yet putting pen to paper.
The English left-back has always been a loyal Gunner and has been a professional for us for nine years, after a few years in the academy, although he has rarely been an automatic starter.
This year he has been called upon sparingley again, although some people think he has been an improvement on Monreal at times, but the fact is that the Spaniard is now 31 and will not be able to carry on making those sweeping runs down the wing for many more years. Although Gibbs seems like he has been here forever he is still only 27 years old and can carry on for some time yet. If Arsenal do let him go, then we may find that we will be in the market for two left backs shortly, not just one.
Should Wenger get him signed up quickly?