Sport Kieran Gibbs on his switch from Arsenal to The Albion

19:00  12 october  2017
19:00  12 october  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Lacazette reveals Sanchez's role in his move to Arsenal

  Lacazette reveals Sanchez's role in his move to Arsenal Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has been discussing Alexis Sanchez’s influence in his decision to join the club, Goal report. The France international finally secured a move to the Gunners in the summer for a club-record fee claimed to be in the region of £50m. He has since impressed, netting four goals in his first seven Premier League games. Lacazette has been quoted as insisting that playing with players of Sanchez’s calibre was a fundamental reason for him choosing to make the switch to the Emirates in the summer. “That’s one of the reasons why I wanted to come to Arsenal – to play with players of [Alexis’] calibre. Just seeing him in training, I like the way he plays and his mental attitude.” “His approach makes me want to play alongside him – hopefully for many years.” Sanchez himself has been at the heart of much controversy. He saw a deadline day move to Manchester City fall through at the last hurdle after Arsenal failed to sign Thomas Lemar for £92 million from Monaco. However, his contract is quickly running down, and it appears as though both Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will depart the club in the summer for free unless they are snapped up in January.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 Switch to हिन्दी. Home. London: England international left-back Kieran Gibbs has joined West Bromwich Albion from Arsenal on a four-year contract, his new club announced on Wednesday.

Kieran James Ricardo Gibbs (born 26 September 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays as a left back for Premier League club West Bromwich Albion and the English national team. Gibbs began his senior career with Arsenal in 2007

West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United - Premier League © Michael Steele/Getty Images Sport West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United - Premier League

Kieran Gibbs  left Arsenal for West Brom in the summer after ten years with the Gunners. The 28 year old struggled for game time in North London but looks like he will be a big player for the Baggies but he has a lot of work to do to master Tony Pulis‘ philosophy.

Having ArsèneWenger as his manager for a decade, Gibbs’ style of play will be based around possession and attacking play. It is one extreme to the other being at West Brom, with Pulis focusing on his side being defensively organised.

One of Gibbs’ main weaknesses at Arsenal was defending so it may surprise some that he has been brought in to West Brom‘s side but Pulis is keen to develop him and use his experience to push his team to the next level.

Gibbs is aware of the challenge ahead, having said Pulis “focuses more on the opposition because we are not always going to dominate every game.”

Despite the culture change, Gibbs will see this as an opportunity to mature and improve. The left-back said “The more training I do when the opposition has the ball more, it can only improve me as a player.” And what better time to prove your worth with a World Cup coming up?

Lacazette rejected PSG in favour of Arsenal move .
Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette has revealed that he rejected a move to French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain in favour of joining the Gunners, according to a report on the Independent. The Frenchman, who became Arsenal’s record signing after joining from Olympique Lyonnais for a fee of £46.5m, was given the offer of lining up alongside Brazilian star Neymar and fellow French wonderkid Kylian Mbappe. The 26-year-old was contacted by PSG and even held talks with the club, but eventually snubbed them in favour of joining Premier League side Arsenal. The striker missed out on the opportunity to play UEFA Champions League football, but insists that he has no regrets over the decision that he made. “PSG could have helped me progress because of the big players they have but I wanted to play in another league.” Arsenal were after Lacazette for some time and some questioned whether the Gunners signed the striker past his best years, but he is proving the doubters wrong. Lacazette has adapted to the new style of play well and has adjusted his game superbly, which has helped him to get his name on the scoresheet four times in seven league appearances for the North London club.

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