England boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs will be drafted into the starting line-up after Leighton Baines had to withdraw until late moment due to an injury.
After the retirement of Ashley Cole, Baines has been the preferred first choice for the England national team. Gibbs, though, has been trying to get a place in the team with some impressive performances for Arsenal. Despite being at the prime of his career, the 25-year-old has largely been playing second fiddle to the likes of Baines and Ashley Cole.
Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs says that he is extremely excited about the new Premier League season in which Arsenal go into the campaign with a lot of belief. The 24-year-old won his first major trophy with Arsenal after lifting the FA Cup in the summer. After adding the Community Shield a few weeks ago, there is a lot of belief that Arsenal can finally end the wait for a league title. The club last tasted success in the Premier League back in 2004 when they went through the entire season unbeaten.
It seems Yaya Toure would not stay at Etihad Stadium this summer. There have been reports of the player being desperate to part ways with City and his next destination might be France.
Toure was brilliant for Manchester City last season playing in the midfield in an attacking role. He had scored a lot of goals and made sure that the Sky Blues regained the league title which they had lost to United during the 2012-13 Season.
But, a few weeks ago, in one of his interviews, Toure had alleged City of not letting him visit his sibling who was at the last stage of his life.
Kieran Gibbs has been an injury prone player in the recent past. He is still a very young man, but, in the last few seasons, he has seen a lot of injury setbacks and has spent a considerable amount of time out of football, but, he seems to have found a solution for his problem of getting injured frequently. He is in Portugal these days doing Yoga.
Arsenal is preparing an offer for Real Madrid’s Karin Benzema as the Frenchman is the latest player to be added in Arsene Wenger’s wish-list. The Premier League has been suffering from consecutive failures in transfer windows as they have already tried to Benzema as well as a number of other players including: Alvaro Morata, Radamel Falcao and Edinson Cavani.
Kieran Gibbs has managed to win the faith of Arsenal players and the staff when many doubted his potential after the exit of Ashley Cole. Cole was regarded as one of the best left back in the world, but Gibbs was susceptible to certain defending situations.
He has proved that he is more than capable of playing at the very top level with some impressive performances. The 24-year-old has said that manager Arsene Wenger is responsible for the improvements he has shown consistently over the years. According to him, the Frenchman has a unique way of giving confidence to his players.
Stamford Bridge was the stage which witnessed Chelsea demolishing Arsenal with a resounding 6-0 victory. The goals started flourishing since the 5th minute of the match when Samuel Eto’o was the first to score into the net of Arsenal’s Szczesny and from there on out the match was a one sided encounter with Schurrle, Hazard, Oscar and Salah all being able to mark their name on the score-sheet.
No one has spoke of Arsenal’s own English left-back Kieran Gibbs as against Ashley Cole, Leighton Baines and Luke Shaw who all are in controversy for the two left back position at this year’s world cup.
Kieran Gibbs aged about 24 year has been outstanding for his team’s arsenal this year making the supporters disregard the names of Ashley Cole and Gael Clichy who have left to the opponents Chelsea and Manchester city in this current year.
Kieran Gibbs has said that his team Arsenal must make sure that it doesn’t become the victim of upsets in the remaining part of the ongoing season.
There have been a lot of upsets pulled off by the minor teams in the league this season. So, Gibb’s concern is really understandable.
Arsenal allowed Liverpool to take advantage in the title race after managing only a 0-0 draw with Chelsea. The match was taking place at the Emirates stadium, which meant that Arsenal had a great opportunity to not only take three points to cement their place at the top of the table, but also destroyed Chelsea's hopes of winning the title.
Jose Mourinho's men were coming into the encounter after recent run of form, which has seen them concede numerous goals. Hence, Arsenal were confident ahead of the encounter of maintaining their winning form.