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Kieran Gibbs | Defensemen | #3

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 154

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A warning to fantasy managers that Kieran Gibbs is not match fit and, over and above that, his role at West Brom isn't entirely clear at this point.
The question isn't really whether Kieran Gibbs is West Brom's best two-way left back, he is, the question is really what Tony Pulis wants out of that position. Chris Brunt, who is more attacking presence and set piece expert than two-way player, has been manning the left back position thus far this campaign. With Kieran Gibbs arriving from Arsenal, the question remains as to whether Gibbs slots in at left back with Brunt moving further up the pitch, Brunt moves to the bench, or Gibbs is viewed as a reserve/part time player. Until we know more about Tony Pulis' intentions for Gibbs he should be viewed skeptically by fantasy managers. Sep 8 - 1:32 PM
Source: espnfc.com


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Kieran Gibbs has been officially announced as a West Brom player after nearing a deal with Watford last week. Gibbs signed a 4-year deal with the Midlands club.

The former Arsenal left back has been frequently injured but, when healthy, will inject Tony Pulis' side with an element of speed on the defensive flank that they have rarely seen. With Chris Brunt having been stationed at left back thus far this campaign there are two likely outcomes from this move. Either Gibbs is a high end reserve for a mid-table club or Tony Pulis will move Brunt further forward and install Gibbs as a starter at left back as often as he is fit. When he starts, Gibbs is capable of being a solid fantasy contributor but certainly not one to go out of your way to acquire given West Brom's conservative style of play.
Source: @WBA
Aug 30 - 8:17 AM

Some sections of the press believe that Kieran Gibbs remains a doubt for the FA Cup final despite a return to full training.

The left sided defender missed the win over Everton due to a thigh strain but it was thought that Gibbs would be fine for Wembley, and photographs from the training ground certainly imply that. However, a number of media outlets suggest he is still not 100%. Arsène Wenger will need to manage his squad carefully ahead of the showdown with Chelsea as several player’s availability hang in the balance. The Arsenal manager "does not know" if Shkodran Mustafi [concussion] will be ready "I have to listen to the medical people" while Laurent Koscielny is suspended and Gabriel "is out for six to eight weeks" after damaging his medial knee ligament. "He’s out until the beginning of August." Alexis Sanchez [hamstring] is said to be alright: "He needs to go through some tests [but] knowing the player, knowing his character and knowing his commitment to the club, he’ll make absolutely everything to be fit for Saturday."
Source: Sports Mole
May 25 - 5:23 AM

Arsenal will need to check on one or two players ahead of the early kick off at West Brom this weekend.

Speaking at Thursdays press conference, Arsène Wenger revealed the availability of Kieran Gibbs remains "uncertain" due to an unspecified knock, but overall, the squad is largely available "apart from long-term injuries [Santi Cazorla]." Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will have a fitness test [Thursday] after limping off because of a problem with his hamstring in the FA Cup seven days ago. Mo Elneny [ankle], David Ospina [groin] and Danny Welbeck [illness] have returned to full training and could make the match day squad. Wenger wouldn’t be drawn on whether Alexis Sanchez will be included in the starting line-up after he was surprisingly benched at Anfield in game week twenty-seven.
Mar 16 - 7:36 AM

Kieran Gibbs has been training with the Arsenal squad and will be available to Arsene Wenger in Week 22 for the visit of Burnley.

Before his knee injury, Kieran Gibbs was seeing a rise in his playing time. Between the middling form of Nacho Monreal and the need to rotate players through the holiday fixture congestion, Gibbs was playing regularly and playing well. A familiar issue, a minor injury, disrupted his run of matches. Gibbs has recovered from the injury but it seems likely that Monreal will get the start this weekend with Gibbs resuming his reserve role.
Jan 19 - 10:19 AM

Kieran Gibbs will miss the New Years Day visit of Crystal Palace after sustaining a knee contusion against West Brom on Boxing Day.

Gibbs' poor dribbling and rash tackle on Claudio Yacob led to what appears to be a minor injury that will keep the left back out of Arsenal's New Years Day match at a minimum. With the club's next match a mere two days later, he seems likely to miss out on that one as well. Expect Nacho Monreal to resume starting duties which was probably going to happen anyway for at least one of the two post-New Years matches.
Source: arsenal.com
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 02:38:00 PM

Arsène Wenger will run the rule over several first team players ahead of Sundays north London derby.

Kieran Gibbs is the latest casualty to enter the Arsenal treatment room and the left-back is a doubt after picking up a shoulder injury during the Champions League win over Ludogorets. Fortunately, it looks like Nacho Monreal has recovered from the minor thigh issue which has kept him out of the last two games. Hector Bellerin could've played on Tuesday in Bulgaria according to Wenger "but I left him behind because I was cautious. I think he should be alright." Theo Walcott is the closest of those players currently side-lined and he will take part in full training today. Santi Cazorla remains the biggest concern, and the Spanish midfielder will be assessed over the next 24-48 hours with a decision on his involvement being left until the last moment. Granit Xhaka returns after suspension.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 07:40:00 AM

Arsenal are sweating on the availability of a number of players ahead of this weekends’ trip to the Stadium of Light. Kieran Gibbs, Laurent Koscielny and Theo Walcott are all struggling while Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla remain out for the foreseeable future.

Gibbs missed the draw at Carrow Road having suffered a minor calf strain in training, but Arsenal remain confident that the left-sided player - who was effectively deployed as a winger versus Tottenham recently - will re-join the group before the end of the week. Koscielny will also be given every chance having limped off [after taking a bang to the hip] against Norwich. Despite a lot of pain there was no serious damage meaning Koscielny could be considered for Saturday. Walcott is expecting to be another 7-10 days while Sanchez will miss around a month. No timeline on Cazorla [knee ligaments] at the moment.
Source: Daily Mail
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 07:53:00 AM

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.
Source: Yahoo.com
Thu, May 21, 2015 03:39:00 PM

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.
Source: Yahoo.com
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 04:41:00 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.
Source: espnfc.com
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 09:40:00 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
Tue, Jan 13, 2015 06:57:00 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.
Source: Yahoo.com
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.
Source: Yahoo.com
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 01:27:00 PM