Wenger: Gibbs is coming of age for Arsenal now

Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger has heaped praise of Kieran Gibbs and predicted that the young left-back will get better and better.

The Arsenal manager was speaking ahead of the Gunners’ trip to West Brom in the Premier League on Sunday when he commented on Gibbs, who has started all but two of the Emirates outfit’s 11 games this season.

Gibbs, 24, has shown form good enough to keep Spain star Nacho Monreal from the starting line-up.

And Wenger chose to highlight the display in the 2-0 Champions League game at home to Napoli to illustrate Gibbs’ impact.

He said: “You can only have the result we had on Tuesday if the team plays very well, that means that everybody performs.

“At the moment I think that Kieran Gibbs is getting stronger, he has shown more authority in his game and technically he has absolutely improved a lot.

“That’s very positive that people do not talk so much about him because that means he does his job well, and the fact that he’s not so much at the moment in the spotlight is for positive reasons.

“That will come if he continues his performances. At the end of the day what is important is that his performances are getting stronger and stronger.”

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