by Nia Griffiths
Kieran Gibbs has insisted he likes playing for Arsenal when quizzed about his future at the club.
The left-back, who hasn’t had the best luck when it comes to injuries, has found it hard to fight back into the starting lineup after Nacho Monreal stepped up to the plate and put in some outstanding performances last season.
Despite this, the defender insists he’s happy at the club and merely wants to earn his position back.
On top of this, he believes having a strong mentality is key when it comes to challenging for the title next season.
When talking about his future at the club, the 25-year-old, who only made 33 appearances for us last season, simply stated, “I want to play, I like playing for the club.”
Well that settles that then.
He also spoke about the team as a whole and what they need to do going forward.
“What’s key is that we continue the form, continue the belief that we’ve shown over the last two years. I think the team has grown, if we can keep everyone fit, we can really aim for the league,” he said.
Referring to our style of play and approach when it comes to big games, he explained, “I think it’s already changed. Although people don’t see it like that, technically we’ve won three trophies in the last two seasons and there’s been a shift mentally in the team that will help us.”
Gibbs has been at Arsenal his entire career and I don’t see him leaving without a fight.