Whilst all the fuss surrounds Ashley Cole and Leighton Baines competing for England's left-back spot, Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs is quietly going about his game and doing a superb job.
Gibbs has suffered a lot of injuries during his career, which has held him back from breaking through earlier at Arsenal.
But the 24-year-old has featured in every one of Arsenal's Premier League games this season, and now after putting a consistent run together is showing excellent form.
Ashley Cole has been relatively unchallenged as England's first-choice left-back in recent years, but Everton's Baines has applied pressure to him recently, with his wonderful attacking play and set-piece taking ability.
Gibbs only has two England caps, but one thing that he has on his side is age. Baines is 28, soon to be 29 while Cole is set to turn 33 in December. Gibbs is only 24, and therefore has a great opportunity to make the England left-back position his own, if he can continue to play as he is.
Gibbs is a very comfortable player with the ball at his feet and supports well in attack, but his final delivery must improve. His timing of tackling one-on-one is very good, and his positioning is getting better with age.
One of his strongest qualities is his recovery pace as Gibbs is difficult to beat in a foot race.
Arsene Wenger clearly thinks highly of Gibbs, who is keeping Spanish full-back, Nacho Monreal out of the Arsenal starting eleven, which is a great credit to him.
If he can keep fit this season then there is no reason why he cannot be a genuine challenger to Baines and Cole for the 2014 World Cup, and he will certainly be being monitored by Roy Hodgson closely.
Left-back is one of England's strongest positions with Southampton's Luke Shaw developing into a top player and one to watch for the future also.
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