‘Long Overdue’: Arsenal Fans Ecstatic As Defender Gets International Reward

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It was reported today that Leighton Baines has pulled out of the national team ahead of England’s games against Slovenia and Scotland. Luke Shaw has been rested so he’s not in the 23-man squad, meaning England’s first choice left back at the weekend will be Kieran Gibbs. Gibbs has played well for Arsenal so far this season, having had a good run of games without picking up an injury.

England’s left back position is one of the most open in the squad, with three players all in fierce competition with one and other to make it theirs. This weekend, Gibbs will have the chance step up and move ahead of both Leighton Baines and Luke Shaw as England’s first choice. In the game against Slovenia, Gibbs will be expected to performance well, so it is against Scotland where he will have a much sterner test.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the news:


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