Gibbs could return for Partizan

Arsenal's Samir Nasri (left) celebrates with team mate Kieran Gibbs after scoring his side's second goal of the gameArsene Wenger may be able to call upon the services of Kieran Gibbs again during midweek.

The 20-year-old has made an impressive step up into the first team ever since being introduced as a left winger during preseason in 2007.

Gibbs recently made a simlar progress for the English national team and was promoted ahead of the on-loan Armand Traore in Wenger’s pecking order at left-back prior to the season.

However, the former Wimbledon youngster has seen his chances harmed by injuries and after a resolute performance at White Hart Lane which saw him assist the Gunners’ opening goal and keep Aaron Lennon shackled, Gibbs limped off with a foot injury with initial fears that he had suffered the severe problem which ended his campaign so early last year.

But Wenger revealed the youngster was in no worrying condition and to the delight of fans left in the dark over Gael Clichy’s reliability after Saturday’s show, Gibbs could return for the Champions League trip to Partizan Belgrade on Tuesday.

“He (Gibbs) will be short-term, maybe Tuesday, we don’t know but we will see. It is only bone bruising. There does not look to be any ligament damage. Let’s hope.”

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7 thoughts on “Gibbs could return for Partizan

  1. I think Gibbs deserves a run in the team, he was excellent vs the spuds and had the over rated Lemon in his pocket.

    Time for Chaseney to get a start too. Tuesday would be a good place for him tio start his Arsenalk career, IMO.

  2. I agree with you Sid, but Manonne deserves a chance as well. Mannonne has performed in the PL, while Szczesny only has one season at a league 1 club. There would be to much pressure on Szczesny, and while he appears to be extremely confident, if he has a poor performance, it could really affect him; look at Fabianski.

    1. Fey

      Yeah agree mannone deserves a shot too. I thought he did well when he played last season. people only remember his m istake vs WHam and Brum, but he looked solid to me.

      They both should get a go. Starting with Belgrade on Tuesday.

  3. Gibbs is much more than clichy defensivley, he deserves a starting spot at left back. Chesney should play a few games starting with the match on Tuesday. Mannone should play in the carling cup. Fabianski should just die
    Another thing I would like to point out is that wilshere has really stepped up his game this year, I have seen a big improvement with his preformance and in my opinion he CURRENTLY deserves a starting place next to song ahead of diaby. 😀

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