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Kieran Gibbs Out For The Season

Promising young fullback Kieran Gibbs will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to repair an injury he suffered to his foot back in November.

Gibbs was dropped in at the deep end after Gael Clichy suffered a recurrence of his back injury that saw Gibbs play in some vital matches last season, and the young Englishman had impressed mightily.

The player and club opted for surgery after careful consideration, letting the bone heal by itself could have seen him back early, but also had the risk of carrying the injury over into the 2010/11 season. So the safe route was taken.

We look forward to seeing him back in action next season.

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 21 2010

Time: 1:54PM

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That is so unlucky for him but at least we have Traore as cover (Hope you come back soon Gibbs)
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21/01/2010 14:18:00

I hope that Kieran makes a full recovery and returns ready for the 2010/11 Season! All the best Kieran!
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21/01/2010 14:29:00

I hope that Kieran makes a full recovery and returns ready for the 2010/11 Season! All the best Kieran!
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21/01/2010 14:29:00

Bad luck son but it's the right thing do. Hoping to see you fit and raring to go next season. Have a good recovery Kieron!
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21/01/2010 14:40:00

A real shame for the boy, the timing of the injury was so bad too as he would have got ten or fifteen more games under his belt with Clichy's injury- which would have been great for him and us.
Little Dutch
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21/01/2010 14:50:00

I never realised he had a compound fracture after a shocking tackle in the 93rd minute of a game that was already won. Still we're not crying about it, just wishing the lad better.
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21/01/2010 15:11:00

Hard luck KG. :)
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21/01/2010 15:15:00

I'm sure had he not gotten injured he would've been in serious contention for a place in England's world cup squad.
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21/01/2010 15:20:00

Btw: Cameroon is 0-1 down at HT... Uhum Nobody dare jinx it!
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21/01/2010 17:00:00

you just have fabby :(
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21/01/2010 17:14:00

How can you post something yourself and then add "Nobody dare jinx it!" :)
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21/01/2010 17:30:00

Lol... well I assumed that if I didn't go on about saying YES SONG IS COMING HOME! that it would be sufficient not to :P Guess not! Crap
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21/01/2010 18:03:00

Despit me being an ardent Spurs fan, I empathize with you. Gibbs is a great English talent, and this is a cruel blow for him and for you, thoug I guess Clichy can take over for you guys.
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21/01/2010 18:05:00

Lets not blame me, but that player called Eto'o :P Just Cesc and Rosicky then to carry the midfield... ffs :P
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21/01/2010 18:08:00

Fabby, from what I see, Cameroon doesn't seem to be all about Et'o, as they have Idrissou and some creative midfielders; Song is themost fouled player in the side which tells a lot about his influence. Well, they meet Nigeria in the 1/4 finals; guaranteed now, our Song will be back after January 25th and, perhaps, play against ManU. Nigeria should eliminate Cameroon, partisanship aside.
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21/01/2010 18:30:00

Didn't watch the game mate :-) just remember him scoring in another game too. And most fouled.... thats not good new :P
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21/01/2010 18:43:00

Think it will be Egypt against Cameroon...repeat of the previous final match...
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21/01/2010 19:18:00

If Cameroon loses against Egypt, will Song be back for Chelsea on the 7th?
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21/01/2010 19:26:00

Naija, do you really believe that overly optimistic prediction of yours, or you're living in hope? Cameroon will turn us over with minimal stress, they've got a fine blend of experience and youth, we have tired old men in the twilight of their careers, they are all going through the motions without playing as a team.
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21/01/2010 19:44:00

That is three players effectivily ruled out of for the season. Anyone gonna bet agains a 4th? havent bother watching the nations cup mainly due to how terribly naija play at the moment. i hav been spoilt rotten by wenger ball. egypt vs cameroon might tempt me, wanna see song do well but the gunner and nigerian in me wants him back in london.
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21/01/2010 21:16:00

Deledudu, the team has just turned the bend with the last game against Mozambique, won 3-0. It is such games (V Cameroon) that bring out the best in the Eagles; Cameroon should be more worried about our fleet footed front line against their flat footed defenders. "tired old men"? You must be referring to Cameroon, with Rigobert (Song's Uncle!!!), Geremi and Webo still playing actively. Have faith, my man. Alex Song will be back for ManU and will watch the game V Aston Villa, in person.
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21/01/2010 21:48:00

Feel sorry for the kid, but luckily for us, it's a long term injury in one of the few positions we can afford it, having 4 other players capable of playing LB. Still, hopefully doesn't do to much long term damage and, as LD said, it's a shame he didn't get to be more involved in Gael's absence.
Ozi Gooner
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21/01/2010 22:05:00

Shame Tunisia could not hold on to one of their leads. Song could of been back for Villa
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22/01/2010 01:26:00

Real unlucky for Gibbs. He came back this season stronger then he finished last season and even pessamistic old me was impressed. It's such a blow considering the world cup is this year aswell, he was in contention for 2nd choice left back. Oh well, if it was the right thing to do, it was the right thing to do i guess.
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22/01/2010 03:03:00

Right now left-back isn't the big problem since Clichy and Traore are fit. But Sagna is out now, and with Eboue at AFCON we're out of cover on that side. Have you ever seen something like group D? All teams have a 0 goal difference, 3 teams on 4 points and 1 on 3. None of them deserve to go through!
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22/01/2010 06:44:00

Off topic again, but related to Song's quick return. It will seem that I was wrong and it is Cameroon V Egypt; the CAF qualification rules (in the event of a tie in points) is a rather confusing and controversial one as the early news was Cam V Nig., based on the head to head rule applied to eliminate Mali. Well, guys, I can no longer guarantee the early return of Song as Cameroon know how to beat the North Africans at their game; especially when it is not the Finals.
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22/01/2010 08:27:00

*takes in a huge breath* guys smell that? Smells like top of the table to me? ...Smells like home ;) We've done this with one of the youngest teams in the league, and with consistently (over the last 3-4 years) the most injuries by a substantiol amount. We're already champions. I hope Sagna has a speedy recovery.
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22/01/2010 10:46:00

Ok, just got back from the pub. It's late in Western Australia. And due to lack of me bring home female companionship tonight i decided to hit the net, youtube to be precise. I wanted to see this tackle from Gallas that was "so terrible" (which is *****all really, as if we didn't get worse from them) ...ANYWAY! My point is, well, not my point, my story moves on to me starting to watch Cesc Fabregas (Sex Fabre-class) and i just wanted to declare my (quite disgusting) love for this kid in a forum where it will be accepted and understood. Cesc Fabregas, is an amazing footballer, even if we got offered Messi for Fabs, i wouldn't wanna take it (even though i am definately on the "Messi is the best player in the world" bandwagon). I just don't think anyone could fit into our team like he does, BE ARSENAL, like he is right now. Yup. I need another beer. I wish peace and joyeus merrymaking upon all fellow gunners.
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22/01/2010 16:19:00

Fui, you're hilarious! Well I'm a female and I have no problem expressing my total adoration of Cescy. My teenage daughter has been madly in love with him for years (my Arsenal crush was always Pires). Me, I just massively adore the kid, would love to introduce him to my daughter, have him over for a Brazilian dinner, and probably freak him out by constantly hugging him and fawning all over him. Cesc is god.
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22/01/2010 16:36:00

haha Jaelle, i'm drunk. Don't get me wrong, every arsenal goal makes me jump for joy and scream a big hardcore manly "yes!!" but i when it's Cesc that scores i got a slight extra tingle because i feel he deserves it so much. If Arsenal win i trophy, i really hope Cesc is there to be the first to lift it as captain of our team. He deserves so much for what he's done for our club. Oh man, out of beer again...
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22/01/2010 16:42:00

Oh, and btw, i would hug the ***** out of him haha
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22/01/2010 16:53:00

Poor kid, glad that Clichy's back to take over now. And oh Jaelle same here! Bobby's my football crush. ^_^ Right now Cesc is absolutely the most lovable footballer on earth - in addition to the best central midfielder, says me.
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22/01/2010 17:08:00

You a Pires girl too, Lou? All smart Arsenal women fans loved Pires. The less smart ones ogled Freddie. :-) It's like the difference between Zidane and Becks -- Zidane's the thinking woman's hottie. Becks is for little girls (no matter how old they are).
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22/01/2010 17:23:00

Hero of the day. No one deserves to lift a trophy as Arsenal captain as much as him right now.
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22/01/2010 17:25:00

fuikaka, when you come home from the pub and fail with female companionship, you go on youtube? I admit to hitting the internet in the same situ, but it's not youtube I go to first! ;-)
Little Dutch
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22/01/2010 17:47:00

I know the one.... then a J with 2 Z's on the end with a vowel in the middle. Good site
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22/01/2010 17:58:00

Have been trying to crack the code paul_ownz mentioned above for an hour now. Say can you give another clue paul?
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22/01/2010 19:38:00

Haha LD! You dirty fella ;) I was in a 'footballing' mood alright? The seasons starting up again soon in West Australia and i had my first day of training after work yesterday. I always get excited on the first day back. Deltaforce ...i'm not clicking onto what paul_ownz is saying either ...but trying to crack it for an hour? I mean, there's plenty of sites out there? Come on...
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23/01/2010 05:03:00


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