Walcott out, Gibbs back in contention for Montpellier

Walcott out, Gibbs back in contention for Montpellier

Kieran Gibbs

Despite being refered to, rather confusingly, as ‘long term’ by Arsene Wenger just a short time ago, Kieran Gibbs is back in full training and in contention for a place in the team ahead of tomorrow night’s Champions League tie against Montpellier.

The left back’s last appearance was in the 3-1 away win at West Ham and the thigh injury has kept him out for eight games (should be make a return tomorrow night). There was also good news Gervinho comes back into the squad having been out since picking up an ankle injury against QPR.

However, Theo Walcott will miss the game with a shoulder problem having fallen awkwardly on it in the closing stages of Saturday’s 5-2 win over Sp*rs. Andre Santos also misses out, like Walcott he took a knock towards the end of the game when Sp*rs lost 5-2 and Adebayor got sent off.

Arsene Wenger is after three points though, knowing his team don’t enjoy Greece too often, saying, “We want to win because we have a good opportunity to finish the job and qualify.”

Injury updates via @arsenal