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.
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.