Middlesbrough’s central defender, Ben Gibson has been linked with a move to Arsenal so we take a look to see what he could bring to the squad.

Ben Gibson has started his career at Middlesbrough from the youth ranks, and after three seasons spent on loan, he became a part of the senior squad at Riverside Stadium.

The 24-year-old has made a total of 153 appearances for the club. Last season alone he played 41 games and managed to score one goal and assist another.

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Strengths

For a defender, he is very good with the ball and on average maintains an 84% successful pass rate and makes 30.58 forward passes per-game. Gibson is also very successful in beating his opponents with the ball and in 94.44% of occasions he manages to get past.

His physical strength is also remarkable as he can fight with bigger opponents and come out victorious.

The number of average clearances per-game (6.2) shows his decisive approach as he doesn’t take chances when it comes to to losing the ball. He is also good at reading the game and makes an average of 1.5 interceptions each match.

Next, Gibson’s weaknesses

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