Thursday, November 19, 2009

On Kieran Gibbs' Injury and Left Back Selection

The latest news on Gibbs from
"After being assessed by the Arsenal medical staff, the Club can confirm that Kieran Gibbs has sustained severe bruising to the bones and soft tissue of his right foot. Thankfully the foot is not fractured and his enforced absence will be short term."

We are not exactly sure how short does "short term" mean, but from the report at ESPN Soccernet, Gibbs could be back to play against Chelsea on 29th November. With Clichy injured and Traore just back from injury, Mikael Silvestre would most likely be deployed against Sunderland this coming Saturday.

I have seen Silvestre played a few times at left-back and honestly speaking, he actually did put in a decent performance - willing to run forward to overlay with the winger, tracking back in time to defend etc. (compared to his performance at central defence). So our left-back should not be such a big problem, while we wait for Gibbs to be back hopefully in a couple of weeks time.

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