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Gibbs pencilled in for foot operation

Published: Thursday 21 January 2010, 14.55CET
Arsenal FC left-back Kieran Gibbs is to have surgery on the foot injury he sustained on UEFA Champions League duty in late November, ruling the 20-year-old out for the rest of the season.
Gibbs pencilled in for foot operation
Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal FC) ©Getty Images

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Published: Thursday 21 January 2010, 14.55CET

Gibbs pencilled in for foot operation

Arsenal FC left-back Kieran Gibbs is to have surgery on the foot injury he sustained on UEFA Champions League duty in late November, ruling the 20-year-old out for the rest of the season.

Arsenal FC left-back Kieran Gibbs is to have surgery on the foot injury sustained on UEFA Champions League duty in November, ruling the 20-year-old out for the remainder of the season.

Five-month layoff
Gibbs fractured the first metatarsal on his left foot following a tackle by R. Standard de Liège defender Eliaquim Mangala during the Matchday 5 fixture which the Gunners won 2-0. The injury has failed to heal satisfactorily in the intervening period, forcing the north Londoners to pencil the England Under-21 international in for an operation on Friday which is expected to sideline him for five months. "Needless to say I'm gutted – there's just no other word," said Gibbs. Arsenal return to UEFA Champions League action on 17 February when they visit FC Porto in the first leg of their round of 16 tie.

Last updated: 01/02/10 0.16CET

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