Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has hailed team-mate Kieran Gibbs and suggested that the defender is relishing the opportunity to play for the national team again.
The 25 year old defender has had a great start to the season and has been one of the Gunners’ most consistent performers this season.
The Welsh international has praised his team-mate for his performances and revealed that he is delighted with the England international’s current form.
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, he said:
Kieran’s performances this season have shown what he’s all about and he’s been really consistent as well, which is vital. He is definitely one that relishes the test of being England full back.
Everybody is really proud to represent their national team and it means a lot to him. He was delighted to play [against San Marino] and he hopes he can continue in the squad and get a regular chance.
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He’s put in some really good displays [for Arsenal] this season, too. He gets up and down, he can tackle and puts some crosses in at the other end of the pitch as well.
He’s been really good and hopefully he can continue the form he’s been in.
Gibbs has definitely pushed on in the past two seasons particularly defensively and is one of Arsenal’s few players to be playing at their best this season. His positional sense is much better, he reads the game so well and is tenacious in the tackle. He has always been good going forward; but in recent games his fitness levels and strength have really shone through. If he can overcome his injury issues, he can definitely make the left back position his own in the coming years for both Arsenal and England.
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