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Kieran Gibbs Backs Arsenal To Enjoy Positive Finish To The Season

Arsenal full-back Kieran Gibbs is optimistic about the second-half of the season…

Kieran Gibbs believes that Arsenal are set to enjoy a positive end to the season. The Gunners started slowly this term but results have picked up in recent months and they still have three competitions to play for.

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Arsene Wenger’s side currently sit fifth in the league table, one point adrift of the top four. \yhey’re also preparing for the next round of both the Champions League and the FA Cup – which they are attempting to retain this term.

“If you look at last year, we were top of the league for the majority of the season but towards the end was where we faded,” said Gibbs, who was quoted by the Daily Mirror. “Now we have got a chance to hit form and we’ll see where we end up.

“I just look at the next game, against Aston Villa. You can’t set yourself any limits. We have still got loads to play for. It’s all there in front of everyone to see what there is to play for. We want to embrace it and take control of it.”

Gibbs was also positive about his own form, and told reporters that he’s determined to hold down his place for both club and country in the coming months.

“I think when I’ve played, my form has been consistent,” he added. “In terms of ­consistency I was probably a bit better last season but ­statistics-wise I’ve gone up again which is good for me.

“My seasons have always been divided. First half of one season, last half of another season. I want to be consistent for a whole season so this next five months are really important for me.

“There’s a big tournament the summer after next and if I want to be involved then the next couple of months are massive for me to prove myself. That’s another reason why I need to have a strong finish.”

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