Kieran Gibbs unhappy that current Arsenal role is harming his England place

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Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs could be pondering his future at the club after seeing himself slip down the pecking order at the club and losing out on his place in the England squad, according to the Sun.

The 26-year-old has seen his position domestically become more and more frustrating, playing the role of back-up to first choice Nacho Monreal at the Gunners.

The Englishman has yet to show any real intention to usurp the Spaniard, leading to limited playing time, resulting in his omission from England duty.


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Sam Allardyce has said he will only pick players for the national side who register the required minutes, hence why he left out the Gunners' Jack Wilshere this time around.

The midfielder secured a loan move to Bournemouth in the summer transfer window to try and eradicate this issue and Gibbs may have to follow his colleague in leaving Arsenal.

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The defender has always stated that he was happy to stay and fight for his place at the club, even suggesting that he would rather run down his contract instead of pressuring Arsene Wenger for a move elsewhere.

However, it seems as if the situation has altered and now Gibbs is in desperate search of regular first-team football as he approaches the peak years of his career and may seek a move in the January window.

The Gunners have a packed schedule this season, mainly due to their participation in the Champions League, so it will be interesting to see how much playing time the left-back receives.

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From an England perspective, the Arsenal man will most likely have to abandon his hopes of properly breaking into the set up.

Luke Shaw and Danny Rose are the primary candidates for the left full-back position, both of whom are younger and seen as superior players.

Can he shift Monreal from his Arsenal perch? At the moment it seems unlikely. A move could be the wisest choice from a frustrating yet talented player.

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