Gibbs’ Goals for England U21 Video + Vermaelen and Dzeko

Kieran Gibbs put on a lovely performance last night for England U-21s in their friendly against Azerbaijan, and was in a class of his own. He took two goals, and you can see them in the videos below. Good stuff from the young guy, cue newspaper articles on Arsenal’s ‘production line’ of quality left backs..

A friendly against Azerbaijan isn’t much to go by, but I think we all know that Gibbs is quality, and the more experience he gets the better he will get. I’m not expecting too much next season from him though, Wenger won’t be putting undue pressure on him.

In other news it looks like we may have signed Ajax defender Thomas Vermaelen. The rumours surrounding the story have been growing, and now the Guardian are reporting that we are going to spend around £10 mill on the 23 year old.

We’ve needed a new central defender for some time, and I think everyone knew that Silvestre’s signing last season was not the answer. I think that defence is the key for a successful title challenge next season, lets just hope that if he does come in that Vermaelen can do the job.

Meanwhile it looks like Milan are going to snap up Dzeko, the striker linked with us, and Senderos apparently wants to stay at AC too. If we get some cash from him then it should go straight into reinvesting in another defender.

“As far as I am concerned I would like to stay in Milan because I do not think that there is a place for me at Arsenal.”

If Senderos stays at Arsenal it wouldn’t be a bad thing, but I think we should look for someone of higher quality.

6 thoughts on “Gibbs’ Goals for England U21 Video + Vermaelen and Dzeko

  1. Lozy

    Great news about Vermaelen, I’ve heard good things about him. Hopefully Wenger will bring a few more players aswell in addition to him, another midfilder and striker.

    I’ve also heard that we’ve been likned with Upson again.

    1. I think a lot of rumours just get recycled, it’s quite hard to tell which ones have an element of truth.
      Vermaelen might not be confirmed yet, but it seems likely that it is true.

  2. A=Arsenal

    Well it may be very likely, but im not believing anything until it is confirmed.

    On Monday Talk Shite announced that Tevez had signed for Man City very confidently saying their source says its 100%.

    Who knows who the source was, it could have been me, pretending to be Mark Hughes.

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