Football is becoming more globalised and fans are getting closer to players than ever via the use of social media. As a result, almost every player in the modern game has some sort of nickname – whether it be based off their performances, or based of their tendencies on the pitch.
As fans have proven with some incredible nicknames, creativity is not just limited to the football pitch.
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger made a bet that paid off when he gave Kieran Gibbs a rare start during their clash with Ludogrets in the Champions League.
Gibbs had been restricted to domestic games and late game minutes in the past few months but Wenger could not risk Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi due to their fitness concerns. Monreal has been the constant in the equation.
Arsenal's 3-0 win over the Antonio Conte's led side at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday has been described as a quite shocking one considering the fact that the Blues lost 1-2 in their last game against Liverpool and ended up in a tie earlier on against Swansea.
Strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott in the 11th and 14th minutes respectively ensured that Arsene Wenger rounded off his 20th year anniversary celebrations at Arsenal in a spectacular manner.
Getting transferred to the Emirates and shifting to London, Rob Holding is experiencing a different life as for the first time he has to live alone and also, has to prepare his breakfast, lunch and dinner himself.
Kieran Gibbs has stated that Arsenal can manage without the presence of Per Mertesacker at the back.
The London team has been hit by the absence of their first choice defenders with Mertesacker and Gabriel injured and also Koscielny returning late to the team.
English Premier League giant Arsenal FC ended their United States tour with a win over Chivas Guadalajara.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a great solo effort for the Gunners as the team wrapped up preparations ahead of the forthcoming season, in the United States of America. The game ended 3-1 and as another victory for the team after defeating the MLS All Star team 2-1.
Arsenal wasted no time in making a move in the summer transfer window after they brought in Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka for a transfer fee of £30 million.
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil had one of his best seasons – and probably most consistent – in an Arsenal shirt since his £ 42.5 million move from Real Madrid more than two years ago.
Arsenal left back, Kieran Gibbs has refused to leave the emirates despite falling behind Nacho Monreal in the pecking order to play left-back for the team.
The English player who joined The Gunners from the Under-18 side of MK Dons played in the under-18 team for Arsenal in the 2004/2005 season. The left back was later sent on loan to Norwich that same season. He returned to the emirates and has been playing since then.
Arsenal full-back Kieran Gibbs is set to leave Arsenal in the summer with Arsene Wenger keen to listen to offers.
It is believed that Newcastle is one of those teams and probably it will all depend on whether the Magpies can keep their Premier League place.