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Arsenal boss Wenger admits they were keen for Gibbs to leave

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits they were keen for Kieran Gibbs to leave for West Brom.

Gibbs faces his former teammates on Monday night.

Wenger said: "Gibbs became England international here, he made a good career here, Arsenal is very proud for that.

"What happened with him was he was bothered a few times when he was in front of other players, he had fitness problems as well, and that stopped him here.

"We didn't offer him a new deal, that is why he decided to go."

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