"I learned a lot from Gael when I was behind him and I always watch the top left-backs like Ashley," the 22-year-old says. "I try to see how they play but also add my own game into that.
"But when you look at Gael and Ashley, they're always fit. I want to be a regular starter like them."
Gibbs also told the London Evening Standard: "I've struggled in the last two years with bad injuries so I want to get as many appearances as possible this season and reach a high level of performance.
"When you play regularly you improve."