Date: 21st September 2017 at 11:09am
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Manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that with Kieran Gibbs long serving status at Arsenal coming through our ranks, it will be strange to see him walk out as a West Bromwich Albion player next Monday.

Having come through the Academy system at Arsenal all those years ago, he left for West Bromwich Albion in the August transfer window and after 13 years and 230 appearances, Monday could be his first showing against us.

Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media to discuss the upcoming game, Wenger admitted that although you come up against former players and even former colleagues quite often in the game, the fact Gibbs was with us for so long will make it more of a unique experience.

‘It will strange to see him in a different shirt because he is a player who has been educated here from a very young age. I am sure that he will have great motivation and will have a huge influence at West Brom, and it can give another push to his career.’

Wenger went on to say that he wished him the best for the future given his efforts whilst at the club.

‘He has become an English international here. He has made a good career here and I believe that Arsenal is very proud for that and Kieran Gibbs can be proud. What happened to Kieran Gibbs is he had been bothered a few times when he was in front of other players. Many times he was a regular player here, but he had some fitness worries as well and that stopped him here.’

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