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

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistAugust 16, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10:  Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal in action during the FA Community Shield match Manchester City and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 10, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
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Updates from Tuesday, Sept. 16

Kieran Gibbs has returned to the Arsenal starting lineup for Tuesday's Champions League match vs. Borussia Dortmund:


Updates from Thursday, Sept. 11

Arsenal announced Kieran Gibbs' fitness ahead of Saturday's match: 


Updates from Tuesday, Aug. 26

Kieran Gibbs will return to the Arsenal squad after the international break, Arsene Wenger revealed on Tuesday.

Gibbs has a hamstring issue, but Wenger said:


Updates from Tuesday, Aug. 19

Kieran Gibbs will miss the next three weeks of the new season due to the hamstring injury picked up against Crystal Palace.

Neil Ashton of the Daily Mail reports:

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed defender Kieran Gibbs will be out for three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury.

[...] Gibbs was left behind as the squad flew to Turkey for Tuesday's Champions League qualifying tie against Besiktas. 


Updates from Monday, Aug. 18

Arsene Wenger spoke on Kieran Gibbs' status ahead of Arsenal's match on Tuesday (via Arsenal):

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Aaron Ramsey's goal may have given Arsenal all three points against Crystal Palace on Saturday, but the victory came at a slight cost.

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger admitted that left-back Kieran Gibbs suffered what may be a hamstring injury. Wenger wasn't sure of the severity, per Rob Harris of The Associated Press:

Gibbs played 53 minutes in the win before being subbed off for Nacho Monreal.

During his time at the Emirates Stadium, the 24-year-old defender has built a reputation for being a bit injury prone. His injury isn't a surprise for the Gooners but frustrating nonetheless. One match into the season, and Gibbs is going down.

Arsenal don't have much depth at left-back, with Monreal the only natural replacement for Gibbs. If the England international is out for a while, Wenger might be tempted to wade into the transfer market to find reinforcements.

On the other hand, if Gibbs will only miss a week or two, then the club will be fine slotting Monreal into the starting lineup.