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Kieran Gibbs | Defensemen

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 154

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Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal split Arsenal's two starts in Game Week 37 with Gibbs outperforming Monreal significantly.
Kieran Gibbs hasn't started in a while but he returned to the Arsenal starting eleven against Sunderland in mid-week and put up a strong fantasy showing. In addition to the clean sheet that Arsenal kept against the Black Cats, Gibbs tallied three passes intercepted, a shot on target, two corners won and two tackles won. The shot on target was a rare headed attempt and it forced a good save from Costel Pantelimon. Gibbs may be in line for a second consecutive start on the final day of the season as Arsene Wenger looks to give time to potential reserves for the FA Cup final as well as giving some rest to over-taxed regulars. May 21 - 3:39 PM

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Kieran Gibbs had a good two-way match from a fantasy standpoint even if he was culpable in Charlie Austin's goal late in the match.

Kieran Gibbs has been sharing the left back spot with Nacho Monreal making both players difficult to count on. On the plus side, the one who does start has tended to do well in fantasy formats that reward deeper statistics and Gibbs was no exception in Week 28. Gibbs combined an assist on Alexis Sanchez's goal with seven intercepted passes and three tackles won for a strong two-way effort.
Mar 6 - 4:41 PM

Kieran Gibbs is expected to be passed fit for Arsenal's Week 22 trip to the Etihad to face the defending champions.

Arsene Wenger will have to decide if he wants to throw Gibbs straight back into the fray against City after he missed time with a heel injury. Gibbs' speed may help Arsenal deal with the likes of Sergio Aguero, Jesus Navas and David Silva. The alternative would be carrying on with Nacho Monreal who has played frequently across the defense in recent weeks. Between the strength of the opposition and the uncertainty around Gibbs' participation, there aren't a lot of situations you'll find yourself in where you want to start him in Week 22.
Jan 16 - 9:40 AM

Arsene Wenger may be forced to add to his squad during the January transfer window after Mathieu Debuchy dislocated his shoulder on Sunday in the win over Stoke City.

The injury to the full-back could keep Debuchy out for up to three months meaning Arsenal are lacking cover in the heart of defence – a concern given Laurent Koscielnys’ ongoing Achilles issue. The Gunners’ boss also confirmed that Kieran Gibbs failed a late fitness due to an "inflamed ankle" and although the problem is not thought to be serious the player does have a history of injury issues. Summer signing Calum Chambers is an option along with Nacho Monreal but Wenger may prefer a more experienced and orthodox centre-half with Arsenal still fighting on three fronts - domestically and in Europe. The absence of Winston Reid - linked previously - for West Ham on Tuesday for their cup replay against Everton was enough to spark social media rumours although Sam Allardyce did confirm the player had an ankle injury.
Source: ESPNFC
Jan 13 - 6:57 PM

When he's healthy Kieran Gibbs has enjoyed a great season and he was healthy and contributing again in Arsenal's Week 10 3-0 win over Burnley.

Burnley didn't mount much of an attack so there weren't many defensive contributions to be made by Arsenal's defenders but Gibbs turned attacker to good effect with an assist on the second Sanchez goal to go with his clean sheet, two successful crosses and a corner won. He's expensive at this point for sure but he's been worth it, especially in leagues where the scoring system takes his secondary contributions into account.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 10:45:00 AM

Kieran Gibbs is always a risk to miss out due to injury but the latest word is that he should be passed fit for the Saturday match with Burnley in Week 10.

Arsenal's defense could certainly use the boost of Gibbs not missing a start which would allow Nacho Monreal to continue to deputize for Laurent Koscielny while Calum Chambers retains his place on the right. In the event Gibbs can't go it will likely be Monreal on the left, Mertesacker and Chambers in the middle and Bellerin on the right and no depth what-so-ever in reserve.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 04:44:00 PM

Kieran Gibbs enjoyed another strong outing from a fantasy point of view even if the end result for Arsenal was far from satisfactory.

The big knock against Kieran Gibbs the real player and the fantasy player has been his propensity to be injured frequently. When he has played this season he has taken his game to a new level, especially at the attacking end of the pitch. Perhaps the presence of Alexis Sanchez in front of him is giving him more opportunity but whatever the reason, Gibbs has strung together a number of strong "phantom point" performances including this week's that included a shot on target, two successful crosses, a corner won, two interceptions and two tackles. If only Arsenal could keep a clean sheet.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 01:27:00 PM

Kieran Gibbs continued his effective play when healthy with a strong contribution for Arsenal against Spurs in Week 6.

The Arsenal left back has quietly been very good at the little things when he has started this season. He showed off his versatility this past weekend with six intercepted passes and a tackle won to go along with two successful crosses and four corners won. Those are good totals for fantasy purposes in their own right but it also speaks to a potential break out match coming as some of that attacking product turns into assists or even the odd goal.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 04:18:00 PM

Kieran Gibbs had a strong match in Arsenal's 3-0 Week 5 win over Aston Villa at Villa Park.

The oft-injured left back was healthy and very effective for fantasy managers that had faith in him. In addition to the clean sheet, Gibbs had a blocked shot, four interceptions and two tackles won. He wasn't terribly effective getting forward with only a single corner won for his time in the attacking end but that's hardly a surprise given how well Ozil and Welbeck played in front of him with one of the two frequently moving into the space on the left side of the attack that Gibbs usually inhabits when he is more effective producing attacking points.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 03:14:00 PM

Kieran Gibbs is back to full training and is sufficiently fit to face Manchester City as they come to the Emirates in Week 4 action.

Whether Arsene Wenger will throw Gibbs and Mikel Arteta straight back into the fire against top tier competition as they return from a few weeks off is unclear. The Gunners will need whomever they start to be at their best to prevent another embarrassing defeat to a "big" opponent. Gibbs' availability and probable start diminishes any fantasy value for Nacho Monreal while not being so certain that you'd want to pick Gibbs.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 02:44:00 PM

Kieran Gibbs hamstring injury will keep him out of Arsenal's Week 2 match with Everton leaving Nacho Monreal a clear path to a start.

Arsenal have not released a timeline for Gibbs' return to action but he will definitely be out for the Week 2 trip to Everton after missing Arsenal's mid-week Champions League qualifier in Turkey as well. Nacho Monreal will be the starter until Gibbs is back but @EVE is a tough match to bring him in despite a relatively reasonable 7.15 price in the Yahoo format.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 10:44:00 AM

Kieran Gibbs continues to earn his "injury prone" designation as he is set to miss another match with a seemingly minor ankle complaint.

While Arsenal should beat Newcastle and their injury-ravaged attack without Gibbs' help, supporters will be worried about the long term as Gibbs can't seem to shake his history of minor injuries. Nacho Monreal is a great reserve and can even be an effective starter with a two-way player helping him from midfield but Arsenal don't currently have that player so they would like to know that Gibbs will be around to help with the speedier wings in the Premier League.
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 05:12:00 PM

Kieran Gibbs will miss yet another Arsenal match due to injury with the ankle injury that kept him out of the Everton and West Ham matches persisting for one more week.

With Gibbs out and Nacho Monreal nursing a minor knock Arsenal's left back position continues to be a source of concern. Gibbs' frequent injury troubles and Monreal's lack of pace (along with Wenger's refusal to play a midfielder who can spell defense in front of his left back) has seen Arsenal's left flank be a consistent problem. With the summer transfer window looming you have to wonder where left back and a more two-way left sided midfielder sit in Arsenal's list of priorities.
Source: @Physioroom
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 06:42:00 AM

Kieran Gibbs has returned to training after missing Arsenal's 3-0 loss to Everton last weekend.

Gibbs' absence was notable because Romelu Lukaku moved out wide and dominated the slower and less powerful Nacho Monreal as Everton powered to a 3-0 win at Goodison Park last weekend. With a weaker schedule over the season's remaining matches means that either defender should be sufficient to pile up points but Arsenal will have to look at the position as they will be at risk against good teams with the oft-injured Gibbs as the only defender capable of defending players with pace.
Source: @BenDinnery
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 07:28:00 PM

Kieran Gibbs came out of Arsenal's Champions League match with Bayern with a hamstring injury. He has been ruled out of the Gunner's weekend match against Sunderland.

Nacho Monreal came in for Gibbs, and should play again against Sunderland. He'll be a good fantasy bet even against an improving Sunderland side as the Gunners have been very, very good at home this season.
Source: Arsenal
Fri, Feb 21, 2014 11:12:00 PM