The left back of Arsenal, Kieran Gibbs, is expected to be offered a new deal by the club pretty soon. Gibbs’ contract with Arsenal is going to expire in 2014 and Arsene Wenger is keen to extend the contract of the defender.

Gibbs’ performance in the last season was not that good, but, Wenger has a lot of faith in the English left back. Apart from Gibbs, some other Arsenal players are also supposed to get extension in their contracts. Bacary Sagna and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are among those players who might be signing a new deal with Arsenal in the next few days.

Gibbs has been with Arsenal since the last 5 years. He had signed for the club in 2007 when he was just 18 years of age. He played his first match for Arsenal against Sheffield United in the League cup in October 2007. In January 2008, he was placed on loan to Norwich City for three months. He came back to Arsenal in April 2008.

In his first season, he spent most of the time sitting on the bench. In the second half of the 2008-09 season, he was given regular first team opportunities and he performed quite well. He suffered a severe foot injury at the start of the next season which ruled him out of the team for the remaining part of the season. In the last two seasons, his performance was not up to the mark. During his five year tenure at Arsenal so far, he hasn’t been able to cement his place in the first XI.

Gibbs himself hasn’t yet given any statement about the extension of his contract. On being asked about the new contract, he said that he doesn’t want to think about the new deal at the moment. He just wants to focus on his game and do well for Arsenal in the current season.

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