Kieran Gibbs Injury: Updates on Arsenal Defender's Hamstring and Return

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Kieran Gibbs Injury: Updates on Arsenal Defender's Hamstring and Return
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Updates from Thursday, Feb. 27

Arsene Wenger has confirmed Kieran Gibbs is a doubt for Arsenal's weekend clash with Stoke.

Arsenal's official Twitter feed noted:

 

Updates from Monday, Feb. 24

Kieran Gibbs is expected to be out until mid-March with a muscle injury, meaning he will miss the second leg of Arsenal's Champions League tie at Bayern Munich.

PhysioRoom provides the latest:

 

Updates from Friday, Feb. 21

Arsene Wenger has confirmed Kieran Gibbs will play no part in Arsenal's Premier League clash with Sunderland due to injury.

Arsenal's official Twitter feed noted:

 

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Arsenal will have to continue without one of their most consistent players after defender Kieran Gibbs was forced out of a match due to an apparent hamstring injury.   

The Gunners were in the midst of the first leg of the highly anticipated Champions League match against Bayern Munich. Unfortunately, the 24-year-old back was removed from the action in the 31st minute.

James Olley of the London Evening Standard provided some details:

Fox Soccer Trax notes the importance of this loss:

Gibbs has made 22 appearances for Arsenal, including 18 starts, out of a possible 26 English Premier League matches. He also started in five of the club's UCL matches, adding an assist in the win over Marseille.

If he is out for an extended duration, it could leave to problems for the squad as Nacho Monreal represents one of the few options capable of playing the position. The 27-year-old defender has the experience to succeed, but he is clearly a drop-off in ability.

 

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