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Kieran Gibbs officially moves to West Brom

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The former Arsenal youth player departs for The Hawthorns

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Kieran Gibbs, who first arrived at Arsenal as a 14 year-old from Wimbledon in 2004, has sealed his transfer to West Brom today, a day before the summer transfer window closes.

Gibbs was part of three FA Cup title-winning sides at Arsenal, memorably tackling Billy Jones at (ironically) West Brom in the final couple minutes on the final day of the 2011-2012 season that secured Arsenal’s Champions League qualification for the following year, and was part of one of the strangest red cards in Premier League history when he was confused for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain by Andre Marriner.

His departure doesn’t have any sort of impact to the squad and who’s named on matchdays since he has been down on the depth chart for quite a few years now, but it does clear a valuable £70,000/week off the books since the club is now clearly trying to save as much money as possible and come away from this window in the black sorry cynicism is my default reaction this week anyway what was I saying?