West Bromwich Albion have officially confirmed that they have completed the deal to sign Left back Kieran Gibbs from Arsenal for a reported fee of £7m.
The 27-year-old has signed a four-year contract at The Hawthorns, where he will wear the number three shirt.
The left back had previously been linked with a move to Watford which had broken down as the club had failed to agree personal terms with the player. so West Brom rekindled their earlier interest, and this time were able to get a deal over the line.
Kieran Gibbs made over 200 appearances for Arsenal, but despite his early potential struggled to retain a regular place in Arsene Wenger’s starting XI in the last couple of seasons and he is expected to be the first of several departures from the Emirates before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Now Gibbs has also confirmed the move on his official twitter account praising manager Arsene Wenger in the process for giving him the chance to represent his boyhood club.
— Kieran Gibbs (@KieranGibbs) August 30, 2017
Kieran Gibbs a top class fellow who doesn’t cry or throw tantrum in front of the press like the other fellow Debuchy when hes not named in the team sheet.
Instead he fights it out and has managed to bring the best out of Nacho in the previous years. He is someone i will miss seeing in an Arsenal shirt.
He follows Oliver Burke, Gareth Barry, Ahmed Hegazi and Jay Rodriguez in moving to West Brom in the transfer window, as well as Yuning Zhang, who has been loaned to Werder Bremen.
West Brom have so far spend £38m in this transfer window and are also being linked with further players.
That means they have a net spend more than that of Arsenal.
We wish him all the best at the Hawthorns and hope so see him in an England shirt soon.