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Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
« Reply #175 on: September 12, 2017, 09:32:17 PM »
Will be if Pulis plays him as he's already making noises and excuses saying he isn't up to scratch fitness wise or drilled enough yet,then that 5M will be another chunk of wasted money again ala macnananan
Think Pulis is making observations based on what he and the fitness dept. see. Our record regarding player fitness and injury levels would be way way  better than Arsenal's. 

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Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
« Reply #176 on: September 12, 2017, 09:33:54 PM »
Yes it was a bit of a strange saga. Pulis saying that he spoke to Steve Bould and Gerry Peyton (GK coach) before signing him.....not sure where the story of dodgy character references came from.

Maybe 13M they didn't feel it was worth the risk but at 5M they did?

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Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
« Reply #177 on: September 12, 2017, 09:36:11 PM »
Maybe 13M they didn't feel it was worth the risk but at 5M they did?
Could be something like that yes

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Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
« Reply #178 on: September 13, 2017, 07:56:25 AM »
Think Pulis is making observations based on what he and the fitness dept. see. Our record regarding player fitness and injury levels would be way way  better than Arsenal's. 

From the comments I read I took it to mean they wanted him to add some muscle to his body to help him avoid the kind of injuries his career has been plagued with so I've no issues with that. Seems clear that Arsenal have issues when it comes to keeping certain players fit and that has to come down to their medical department and/or training methods.

When it comes to coaching it will take a while for him to adapt to the way Pulis will want him to play, lets be honest he's not done a lot of work defensively for Arsenal over the years so that's a massive part of his game that will need improving.
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Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
« Reply #179 on: September 14, 2017, 12:05:01 AM »
I am really not sure about this I know we got him for a bargain price but a bargain isn't a bargain if the player does what you want him to do.

We are talking about a 27 year old with over 200 plus first team appearances who needs to bulk up defend better and adapt to the way Pulis wants him to play (shouldn't be too difficult just don't venture past the halfway line make sure you tuck in tight the the nearest Centre Half) wouldn't it be simpler just to buy a player Pulis actually wanted. If rumours about Wimmer as a converted left back had any basis in fact you have to think Pulis would have been a hell of a lot happier with that option.
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Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
« Reply #180 on: September 14, 2017, 07:50:28 AM »
I am really not sure about this I know we got him for a bargain price but a bargain isn't a bargain if the player does what you want him to do.

We are talking about a 27 year old with over 200 plus first team appearances who needs to bulk up defend better and adapt to the way Pulis wants him to play (shouldn't be too difficult just don't venture past the halfway line make sure you tuck in tight the the nearest Centre Half) wouldn't it be simpler just to buy a player Pulis actually wanted. If rumours about Wimmer as a converted left back had any basis in fact you have to think Pulis would have been a hell of a lot happier with that option.
Wimmer didn't want to come here and play left back so it wasn't an option at all.
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Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
« Reply #181 on: September 14, 2017, 04:34:54 PM »
Wimmer didn't want to come here and play left back so it wasn't an option at all.

If rumour is true but it does show the mindset of the coach and Wimmer & Gibbs are about as different as you can get.
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Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
« Reply #182 on: September 17, 2017, 11:18:55 PM »
thought he stood out yesterday amongst the dross,great to have a proper l/b,if only TP would play a proper r/b

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Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
« Reply #183 on: September 18, 2017, 02:16:37 AM »
Think he's been great since signing. Nice to have a proper left back and a good one at that

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Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
« Reply #184 on: September 18, 2017, 09:28:09 AM »
Looked promising. Doesn't offer much by way of a final ball which I knew from watching him for a number of years, but looked good defensively and was at least willing to run with the ball and commit defenders. Will be a good addition I think.

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Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
« Reply #185 on: September 18, 2017, 12:38:40 PM »
Great to see a proper left back Saturday. Played well the lad.
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Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
« Reply #186 on: Today at 07:54:42 AM »
I really enjoyed watching a proper left back last night. He got up and down the flank well and looked good defensively. Put in good balls from crosses and corners.