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Kieran Gibbs | Defensemen

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 154

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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. Nov 4 - 10:45 AM
Source: Yahoo.com


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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.
Oct 31 - 4:44 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.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 22 - 1:27 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.
Source: Yahoo.com
Sep 30 - 4:18 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.
Source: Yahoo.com
Sep 24 - 3:14 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.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Sep 12 - 2:44 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.
Aug 22 - 10:44 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.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Apr 25 - 5:12 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
Apr 19 - 6:42 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
Apr 11 - 7:28 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
Feb 21 - 11:12 PM

Keiran Gibbs missed the FA Cup match with Spurs with an ankle injury and will likely miss the Premier League Week 21 match with Aston Villa as well.

Arsene Wenger made it sound like Gibbs is close to a return to the line-up but not so close that he is a good bet to feature on Monday. With Nacho Monreal well rested and available as deputy there is no reason to rush Gibbs back. Arsenal did struggle in the season-opening loss to Aston Villa but Monreal has played well when given the chance and there is no reason to think that he won't do the same this weekend against a team that has been struggling mightily.
Source: Arsenal.com
Jan 9 - 11:34 AM

Arsenal's injury list is mounting as the club announce that Keiran Gibbs will miss the FA Cup clash with North London rivals Spurs with an ankle complaint.

Unlike seasons past, Arsenal are fairly well prepared for Gibbs to be injured. Nacho Monreal will get playing time that he needs to keep him happy (it is a World Cup year and he wants to ensure a place on the competitive Spain squad) and sharp. Thomas Vermaelen is also a capable left back in the event that Arsenal need a deputy to their deputy while Gibbs is out injured. There is no word yet on when exactly Gibbs is expected back so check in again as we approach the Week 21 deadline for more information.
Source: BBC.com
Jan 3 - 11:59 AM

Kieran Gibbs missed today's Champions League match against Marseille "due to illness".

Nacho Monreal deputized, but it hardly mattered as Arsenal beat a shadow Marseille side 2-0 thanks to a Jack Wilshere brace. Gibbs will likely be back for the weekend, but it bears watching.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 05:47:00 PM

Kieran Gibbs was a full participant in training on Tuesday after injuring his calf late on against Liverpool on Saturday.

With Nacho Monreal available, it remains to be seen if Gibbs will be risked against Dortmund, but surely he'll be back to face Manchester United at the weekend.
Source: SkySports
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 11:59:00 AM