‘My time hasn’t come, even still,’ Arsenal player reflects on international chances

Kieran Gibbs

Arsenal's left-back has been speaking about his chances with the Three Lions.

Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs has been speaking about his chances of breaking into the England squad on a regular basis.

The 25-year-old left-back has four caps for his country, but having made his debut back in 2010, he would surely have hoped to have made more appearances in the proceeding four years.

Given the presence of Ashley Cole and later Leighton Baines and Luke Shaw, the Arsenal player found it very tough to get international recognition but he started the match against San Marino last week and will be hoping that is the start of a new dawn for his international career.

In quotes published by the Sport Review, Gibbs said, “My time hasn’t come, even still. I still have loads of work to do. I am just relishing the challenge and opportunity.

“In football it happens sometimes when you have a lot of quality in one position. You have to be on top of your game all the time to be in with a shout of the national team, so that is what I have to do for the rest of the season.”

Patience and hard work can be rewarded in the game, and Gibbs’ drive to make it at international level could also be great news for Arsenal in the months and years ahead.

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