Kieran Gibbs ready to challenge Gael Clichy for left-back position
Written by Renzo on September 13, 2010 20:00
Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs is ready to fight to win a place in Arsene Wenger’s regular team as he hopes to take advantage of rotation to achieve his objective.
Speaking after the 4-1 win against Bolton, the youngster explained how it is almost impossible to use the same eleven over and over again as injuries and tiredness are always a factor. According to the Englishman, fighting for a place in Arsenal’s first eleven also means putting pressure on colleague Gael Clichy with healthy competition always a good sign for the Club and the players.
Ahead of this week’s Champions League inaugural game, the 20-year old added how there are no easy games in such an important competition as he agreed with manager Arsene Wenger that the group is not as easy as it may initially look.
Gibbs concluded by praising the character showed by the Gunners in the opening games of the season. Arsenal are second in the table after impressive wins over Blackburn and Bolton in the last two days of the English Premier League.
After Bolton, Gibbs said:
It is difficult to play the same team through all of the season because players are going to get tired – that is when we start to get injuries.
Not only is the competition going to be good for Gael to play well, it is also going to be good for the club as well because we are both fighting to help the team win something this year.
It is the Champions League, so there is no easy group.
The games are going to be hard, home and away, so it is important to get off to a strong start.
We have shown a lot of character in our opening matches and hopefully now we can build on it for the next few weeks.