Arsenal agree deal to complete transfer move for Kieran Gibbs

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Kieran Gibbs

Arsenal are understood to have finalised a transfer fee for Kieran Gibbs’ potential move to Watford this summer. The England international is due to discuss personal terms with Marco Silva’s side before sealing his switch in the transfer window.

The 27-year-old had played second fiddle to Nacho Monreal during the course of the previous campaign and was restricted to just eight starts in the Premier League.

With the start of the new season, Gibbs has not been involved in Arsene Wenger’s plans with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Hector Bellerin having featured in the left wing-back role.

The Gunners currently have a natural in Sead Kolasinac who can easily slot in the position following his summer move, and according to Sky Sports, Gibbs is on the cusp of leaving the Emirates.

The overall package for the transfer has yet to be disclosed, but it is suggested that Gibbs is keen on sealing a move to Vicarage Road once he completes the necessary formalities.

West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United have also been credited with an interest in the experienced full-back with the former having had a £10m bid knocked back last month.

Gibbs’ joined the Gunners’ academy back in 2004, and he has since graduated through the youth system to make 230 appearances across all competitions.

He was initially tipped as the ideal successor to former Gunners Gael Clichy but unfortunately, injuries along the way have hampered his progress with Nacho Monreal taking advantage of his situation.

The Englishman may not be the sole player leaving the club prior to next week’s transfer deadline with Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez also tipped for potential exits.

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