Wenger: Gibbs’ England call-up is reward for Arsenal consistency

Arsene Wenger says Kieran Gibbs' England call-up is a result of the left-back's impressive start to the season

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Kieran Gibbs has impressed at left-back for Arsenal this term Photo: The Sport Review

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Arsene Wenger believes Kieran Gibbs’ call-up to the England squad for next week’s World Cup qualifiers is a reward for the Arsenal left-back’s consistent start to the season.

The 23-year-old was named in Roy Hodgson’s squad for the games against San Marino and Poland after impressing for the Gunners in recent weeks.

Gibbs, who has two England caps, faces fierce competition in the left-back position but Wenger is backing his player to challenge for a starting spot in the Three Lions squad.

“I am pleased because it is a reward for the consistency of his performances since the start of the season,” Wenger said.

“As well it is always good to know when you are a football player that you can represent your country and that the national coach rates you.

“There is a big competition going on there because you have [Ashley] Cole, [Leighton] Baines and Gibbs. It is quite good for England to have so many good players in the position.”

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