Gibbs: we’re excited and hungry

Kieran Gibbs

Kieran Gibbs has expressed his desire to see Arsenal win trophies this coming season, saying the team are hungry for silverware after so many years.

Currently on tour in Asia, Gibbs told ESPN Star, “If everyone stays together, I think we can win some trophies.

“It’s been really exciting. This year we’ve got more new players coming in, and the new arrivals from last year have gelled and it feels like they’ve been here forever.

“We’ve got young players coming through who are looking excited and hungry.”

Gibbs Arsenal career has been punctuated by injury and last season he missed months with a stomach muscle complaint. The England international is hoping for better luck this time and wants to contribute from the first game to the last.

“I hope to play a full season this yea. I was out a bit last year with a few injuries but this year I’m feeling strong.

“From the start of the season, I was happy with there I was going but I don’t know what happened with my injuries to be honest.

“We spent a long time trying to find out what was wrong.”

And he’s sure that without the unprecedented situation when Arsenal had all four full backs out for an extended period at the same time, things might have been better.

“At one point, we had no fit full-back and when we had all those injuries, we basically had half the squad for many parts of the season. A lot of people didn’t realise that.

“But once the injured players came back, we looked more of a team and we really managed to turn things around, so hopefully we won’t have to do that this year.”

Gibbs played 45 minutes in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over a Malaysia XI earlier today.

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