Arsenal fullback Gibbs: I've never been in better shape

Arsenal fullback Kieran Gibbs is delighted with his current fitness.

Arsenal fullback Kieran Gibbs is delighted with his current fitness.

Gibbs retains hopes of forcing his way back into England contention if his new approach can help secure a good run in the Arsenal side.

"It is the best I have felt physically," said Gibbs, who made his England debut in August 2010 when coming on as a half-time substitute for Ashley Cole against Hungary.

"I have always felt that when I am able to get a run of games, that is what I needed to kick on. I have always felt sure I could do that. Now I feel I am kicking on. I need to keep that going and stay fit. That is my main target.

"Since my thigh strain at the end of last year, I met someone new who has taken a good look at me physically and I owe him credit at the minute because he has kept me fit for the last eight to 10 months. I have to thank him for that."

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