The English youngster has been sidelined for over a month since having a hernia operation, and has finally returned to first team training. He initially had hoped to play in this weekends important fixture against big spenders Manchester City, but a more realistic target once he becomes match fit and is properly prepared, will be the Wolves holiday fixture at the Emirates.
This is encouraging news for the Gunners after just loosing yet another wide back to a serious injury in Andre Santos, who is set for a three month period on the sidelines after under going surgery on his ankle. Gibbs will be welcomed back into the fray by many Arsenal fans who would like to see their star defender Vermaelen return to the centre of defence, and his pace and energy is an assest to the side down that left flank. Fingers crossed that the youngster can go for longer than a month without an injury of some sort!