The Gunners had a terrible January when every single full-back was out injured, but they are all now back to fitness and ready to play at last.
Kieran Gibbs has had a torrid time every time he got into the first team and has gained a reputation as a sick-note, but now he has got a few games under his belt he is now convinced he can have a good run of consecutive games for Arsenal.
He was asked if he could now tell if he wasn’t at full fitness and he said. “I think that was the case after my first game back,”
“We were playing a few days later away at Sunderland and I realised then that I wasn’t ready to play again so soon. I thought that something would happen because I hadn’t recovered quickly enough.
“I was better for it [missing the Sunderland game] because I came back in for the next game against Tottenham and now I feel like I can recover quicker and play consecutively.”
The thing is that now he is fit, so is Andre Santos! So it will interesting to see who Wenger makes as his first choice on a regular basis. Although Gibbs thinks he can now play all the time, we all know that until he has a good run Arsenal fans will not be convinced he isn’t still injury-prone.