Kieran Gibbs hails Arsenal new-boys after fourth-place finish

Kieran Gibbs reserves special praise for Santi Cazorla, Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski for their impressive impacts at Arsenal

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Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs Photo: The Sport Review

Kieran Gibbs has reserved special praise for Santi Cazorla, Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski for the impact the trio had in their first season at Arsenal.

All three played important roles in helping the Gunners pip north London rivals Tottenham to a fourth-place finish and secure their place in next season’s Champions League.

And Gibbs was impressed by the speed at which they settled in at Emirates Stadium following their transfers last summer.

“We were a new-look side for the season, with new signings that had to come in and step up,” Gibbs told the Official Arsenal Magazine.

“It is never easy to come straight into the Premier League and perform as some of our players have.

“In the end, there was a combination of realising what we wanted from the season and of the players getting to know each other more. As time went on, we started to gel as a team.”

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