Kieran Gibbs has gone up a level this season, says Arsene Wenger
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger praises Kieran Gibbs' development after defender makes his 100th appearance for the north Londoners
Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on Kieran Gibbs after the Arsenal defender made his 100th Gunners appearance in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Reading.
The 23-year-old left-back has been in impressive form for the north Londoners despite seeing his season disrupted by injury.
Gibbs has scored one goal in 28 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions this season and Wenger was full of praise for the England international after Saturday’s victory.
“I think this season has been, despite the fact that he was in doubt for a while, a step up season for him,” Wenger told Arsenal’s website.
“He has improved a lot, has put his personality into the games, which was sometimes a bit of a problem for him.
“He has authority, he is decisive going forward, and in games where we were struggling a bit like Swansea in the cup he turned up and was the one who brought the pressure on the opponent.
“Even at Munich when he had been out for six weeks he came straight back in and had a very decent game. For me he has moved into the top three left backs in the country.”