Kieran Gibbs is now a West Brom player having today completed a £7m move from Arsenal.
The 27 year old had been at Arsenal since he was a youth, joining from the Wimbledon academy in 2004, and signed a four year deal with Tony Pulis’ side.
He made his debut in 2007, and in total played 229 times for the Gunners scoring 6 goals. Over the last couple of seasons he’s found himself sidelined because of the form of Nacho Monreal, and has found himself further down the pecking order following the free transfer arrival of Sead Kolasinac from Schalke this summer.
Gibbs had been linked with a move to Watford this week, but was unable to agree personal terms with the Hornets, so West Brom rekindled their earlier interest, and this time were able to get a deal over the line.
In a summer when players and their agents have often kicked up and used the press for their own ends, the England international did not, choosing to remain silent and professional throughout.
Best of luck to him at the Hawthorns.
Arsenal’s summer transfer deals to date
Alexandre Lacazette – £46m
Sead Kolasinac – £0
Wojciech Szczesny – £11m
Gabriel – £10m
Kaylen Hinds – £2m
Jon Toral – £3m
Kieran Gibbs – £7m
Carl Jenkinson – Loan