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Newcastle Move In For Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs

7:16 am, Friday, January 29th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 30 Comments

The Sun is reporting that Arsenal may allow 26 year-old England International defender Kieran Gibbs to go out on loan through the end of the season and Newcastle are one of the clubs said to be interested in the 26 year-old.

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Kieran Gibbs – available for loan deal

Newcastle’s defense is a weakness and it has been for a few years now and we have surprised the club have not tried to bring in some defenders in this transfer window.

But it’s never been easy to work out just what the recruitment team are doing – it never seems too logical – and poor recruitment is one reason we find ourselves struggling once again with potential relegation from the Premier League.

Gibbs is an experienced player and has 201 total appearances for Arsenal including 123 in the Premier League,  so he could really do a job for us in the remaining 15 games of the season.

Crystal Palace and Swansea are said to be the other two clubs interested in the player.

If we can get Gibbs in on loan it would be the third Englishman we have signed this month with Premier League experience, which means they can immediately do a job for Newcastle – exactly what we need.

Gibbs has lost his first team place at the Emirates to impressive 29 year-old Spanish International Nacho Monreal this season and he will be keen to play regularly to try to get into Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the Euro 2016 finals in June.

Left back is a weakness in the back four and if we remain a Premier League side at the end of the season it’s likely we will bring in a top left back this summer.

21 year-old Dutch International Jetro Willems from PSV is a likely target and it could help that he is a former team-mate and very good friends with Newcastle’s Gini Wijnaldum.

Kieran Gibbs has played 10 times for England and 15 times for the England U21 side.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

30 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:21 AM

    I know its the sun but I hope this is true

  • 2 Termijn // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:21 AM

    Would be a good deal even if its just a loan. Better than playing Colback out of position anyway.

  • 3 lesh // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:21 AM


  • 4 hibbitt // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:22 AM

    WHY…. the man has bought a lot of very poor players in his time at the club…. players who are not prem quality or ever likely to be he’s head scout he should know the type of player we need and the positions that need filling has he done that NO

  • 5 lesh // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:24 AM

    G’day Chancel and I hope you have a good day.

  • 6 hibbitt // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:27 AM

    gibbs and townsend could be a very good combination down the left side it would add a lot of pace which would new option for us

  • 7 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:28 AM

    Thanks Lesh mate, had a bad night but I hope so too

  • 8 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:30 AM

    Loan with an option to buy would be okay, but this lad has serious injury issues. Is coming to train at Benton a good idea for the poor lad?

  • 9 nut meg // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:30 AM

    It should be a good competitive race to the sick room if we bring Gibbs in.! More beds required,better build a new wing for all the sick notes.

  • 10 RolandoOverhead // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:31 AM

    The biggest problem with Carr is that the guy scouts European players and only 1 in every half-dozen is of enough quality to make it in the league under the managers ca$hley chooses to employ.

  • 11 hibbitt // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:32 AM

    total agree mate got to be a loan first but worth a try

  • 12 will die for the toon army // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:34 AM

    Where will Dummett play?

    NUFC without Dummett and Colback doesnt win. FACT.

  • 13 firebug666 // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:34 AM

    It’s a gamble with whoever comes in, any player (striker) can do a job if they fit into the way we play, but they can just as easily be a flop, or in our case; another flop.

    Some targets are just farcical given their age and ability, and are no better than what we have now.

    If the club is serious about avoiding relegation and pushing on next season then they are going to need to spend more of the big bucks and find some quality targets that aren’t such a big gamble, and stop looking at bench warmers or over the hill hasbeens.

  • 14 will die for the toon army // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:36 AM

    Gibbs and Willems both have injury problems

  • 15 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:36 AM

    nut meg,
    May as well just move Gibbs into Steven Taylor’s house and get a live in medic for the pair….

  • 16 welshgeordie9 // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:37 AM

    Previous Post

    Firebug grow up there’s a good boy.

  • 17 will die for the toon army // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:38 AM

    Am tired of injury prone players and i dont blame whoever stopped the Austin deal.

  • 18 hibbitt // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:38 AM

    when carr scouts the players he knows who the manager is and the style he plays but never buys the players needed

  • 19 lesh // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:39 AM


    You might be right about SUFC being locked up. Cherry Knowles comes to mind!

  • 20 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:39 AM

    It isn’t a question of the big bucks, it is the fact that the club failed to do enough in the summer and now the players they had most likely targeted aren’t interested in joining a relegation battle whilst their current clubs are battling for Europe in various leagues across the continent.

    If they had brought in the controlling centre mid and the pacy striker/wide forward in the summer then we would be in a far better position to attract the players that they had apparently earmarked. (That is assuming the three window plan was an actual one, and buying now isn’t just a result of panic)

  • 21 will die for the toon army // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:41 AM

    Obertan, Marvuex, Haidara, Taylor, Dummett, Mbabu, Aarons, Tiote, De Jong.


    Gibbs is coming to join

  • 22 Ron Knee // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:41 AM


    Whatever the plan was, it’s panic stations now!

  • 23 lesh // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:42 AM

    Sorry to hear that Chancel. You’re a strong lad, keep your pecker up.

  • 24 RonVanDam // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:43 AM

    Please we dont need oxlade chamberlain at this club :p

  • 25 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:44 AM

    Thanks Lesh, trying my best gotta go to GP’s for a few blood tests today…

    Stuck a fiver on Berahino to sign for us at 11/4 I live in hope lol

  • 26 will die for the toon army // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:44 AM


    With Dummett and Lasceles do we need a new CB. After Colo leaves

  • 27 lesh // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:44 AM


    You should really lay off Welshy boyo; he’s got feelings you know – the doctor said so!

  • 28 JamesToon // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:45 AM

    Would absolutely love Keiran Gibbs, get him in along with Gary Cahill

  • 29 nut meg // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:48 AM

    Ha ha,better make that a medic each….just to be on the safe side.

  • 30 firebug666 // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:51 AM


    Being in our current position, I would say we have been very lucky to bring in the players we have, regardless of the cost, but quality will cost, the time for taking a gamble must be over, we need some quality up front and in defence and that will cost, especially in this window with three days left.

    This is why I say the club will need to spend some big bucks, if we don’t get the quality needed this window we risk the drop and if we go down we risk losing the quality players we have.

    The likes of Gomis and Rhodes are gambles that this club should be avoiding, it would be better in the long run to find a striker now who will fit in with what we have and find the net, but that will cost.

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