West Brom sign Arsenal left-back Gibbs

first_imgTransfers West Brom sign Arsenal left-back Gibbs Chris Wheatley Arsenal Correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 18:52 8/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kieran Gibbs Arsenal 2017 Getty Images Transfers West Bromwich Albion Stoke City Premier League The left-back departs the Gunners with three FA Cups to his name after 13 years at the club West Brom have completed the signing of Arsenal full-back Kieran Gibbs for a fee in the region of £7m.The 27-year-old joined the Gunners from the Wimbledon academy in 2004 and went on to make 230 first team appearances for Arsene Wenger’s side. GibbsA series of injury problems saw Gibbs’ game time limited over the years and he would have found himself below Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac in the left-back pecking order at Emirates Stadium this season.Gibbs, whose contract had less than 18 months remaining, was close to joining fellow Premier League side Watford but failed to agree personal terms as the Baggies swooped in.Here you go…Welcome to the Baggies, @KieranGibbs!#WBA pic.twitter.com/NOSXkJHVfp— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) August 30, 2017″We’ve now got a deal which I think is right for the club and I’m really pleased to add a player of this quality and experience to our group,” said West Brom boss Tony Pulis. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina “Kieran’s a good age and has made over 200 appearances for Arsenal, represented his country and has Premier League and Champions League experience.Delighted to have signed for @WBA 🙌🏽 ⚽️ #WBA pic.twitter.com/LngeupoR5K— Kieran Gibbs (@KieranGibbs) August 30, 2017″To add these qualities to our squad is exactly what we’re looking for.”The defender is expected to make his Premier League bow for the Baggies when they face Brighton next Saturday.last_img

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