Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs has said that he wants to bring an end to his injury problems, which have affected the number of games he has started in the last few seasons for Arsenal.

It is widely acknowledged that the young defender is all set to become the replacement for Gael Clichy after impressing in a number of appearances for the club. He has been thought of as a player who is very similar to Gael Clichy, but with the defensive abilities of the former Arsenal defender Ashley Cole. However, he is yet to make the grade in terms of regularly appearing for the first team.

Injuries have made it very difficult for the England under 21 international to appear in the Arsenal first team regularly. He is hoping that this season will be different from the rest. The 22-year-old made only 22 appearances for the club last season, which is not a great record for someone aiming to become a first team regular at the club. However, it has not been due to the poor performances, but due to the poor luck he has had with injuries. Speaking on the pre-season tour of Asia, Kieran Gibbs has said that he is hoping that this will be his first full season with the club.

“I hope to play a full season this year. I was out a bit last year with a few injuries but this year I’m feeling strong. From the start of the season, I was happy with there I was going but I don’t know what happened with my injuries to be honest. We spent a long time trying to find out what was wrong. At one point, we had no fit full-back and when we had all those injuries, we basically had half the squad for many parts of the season. A lot of people didn’t realise that,” said Kieron Gibbs.