Kieran Gibbs determined to be first-choice at Arsenal

Kieran Gibbs is determined to come good for Arsenal.

Gibbs is determined to overcome his injury problems this season and follow in the footsteps of his predecessors, Gael Clichy and Ashley Cole, who were such a success at left-back for Arsenal.

"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."

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