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Newcastle lead Brighton in race to snap up Arsenal defender

| 09.06.2017

Aside from a brief loan spell at Norwich City, defender Kieran Gibbs has spent his entire career to date with Arsenal. But his 10-year stint in the Gunners’ side could be set to end this summer – with Newcastle United frontrunners for his signature.

The Magpies are 3/1 to snap up the 27-year-old, who has fallen out of favour at the Emirates, starting just eight Premier League games last term, compared to 18 during the 2014-15 season.

However, Newcastle aren’t the only side keen to give the Lambeth-born defender more game-time, with fellow newly-promoted side Brighton & Hove Albion 9/2 to secure Gibbs’ signature.

And with the left-back having over 130 Premier League games under his belt, he could add vital experience to the Seagulls ranks.

Watford and West Bromwich Albion are next up at 5/1 apiece, and the Baggies’ ageing backline could certainly do with a player who possesses Gibbs’ energy.

Meanwhile, Stoke City 7/1 to add the left-back to their ranks, and they’re followed by 14/1 shots Swansea City, with West Ham United closing out the betting at 16s.

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Kieran Gibbs – Next Club

Newcastle – 3/1

Brighton – 9/2

Watford – 5/1

West Brom – 5/1

Stoke – 7/1

Swansea City – 14/1

West Ham – 16/1

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.