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Kieran Gibbs’ long-term future at Arsenal is in serious doubt, according to a report in The Daily Mirror.
Gibbs who has been a Gunner since age 15 is gradually nearing the end of his career at the Emirates as Arsenal are yet to offer him a contract extension to his current deal which expires in 2018.
The defender’s future has been up in the air since last season and he was heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates in the last transfer window but managed to stay as Wenger could not sign a replacement. And his situation this season hasn’t improved as he is still firmly behind Nacho Monreal in Wenger’s pecking order.
His future is now under serious threat as Wenger has made signing a new left-back his priority next summer. Arsenal scouts have already been ordered to scour the market for a new left-sided defender
Should Wenger be successful in bringing in a new left-back, Gibbs is the likeliest to leave having failed to impress in the last few years.
However, the future of current first choice left back Nacho Monreal is not in any way more certain considering he will be 31 by February. Wenger could also consider replacing the Spaniard who is drawing closer to the end of his career but Gibbs is more vulnerable at the moment.
I think this is a welcome development as Arsenal could do well with a better option at left back, I have always been of the opinion that the left back position is one of the weakest in the starting xi and should we manage to get a top player like David Alaba who we are reportedly monitoring, it will go a long way to shore up our defense.
What do you think?