How on earth did Arsenal man Kieran Gibbs get England call-up?

Kieran Gibbs

The left-back has been struggling in recent times.

When the England team was announced for the upcoming fixtures with Estonia and Lithuania one position was always going to be a difficult choice for Roy Hodgson.

The nation's number one left-back option is Leighton Baines, but he has not yet played this season because of injury.

Luke Shaw was the next choice and had a great start to the season. His horror leg break against PSV Eindhoven however means the Manchester United man is also absent.

That gave Hodgson a dilemma.

In the end he decided to go with Ryan Bertrand, who had impressed toward the end of last season and then went with somebody who already has England experience in the form of Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs.

But how?

Aaron Cresswell of West Ham was surely worthy of a call-up ahead of Gibbs who has been usurped at Arsenal by Spaniard Nacho Monreal.

Even when brought into the Arsenal first-team Gibbs has been poor recently and it was certainly surprising to see him drafted in ahead of the impressive West Ham full-back.

Gibbs will now hope to prove himself for England after a poor run of form for Arsenal.

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