Arsenal tipped by the bookies to keep hold of Kieran Gibbs

Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs has been heavily linked with a move away from the club this summer after falling down the pecking order, but online bookmakers SkyBET have him at 5/6 to still be with the Gunners when the transfer window slams shut at the end of this month.

The 27-year-old looks to be surplus to requirements at the Emirates following the summer arrival of Sead Kolasinac from Schalke, while Nacho Monreal and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also able to play in the left wing-back role in Arsene Wenger’s preferred 3-4-2-1 formation right now.

Gibbs, whose contract runs out next summer, has been linked with the likes of Watford and Newcastle United since the end of last season, but the former cooled their interest in the England international after being unsure on the £16m valuation placed upon his head by the north London outfit, according to the Daily Mail.

The Hornets is still the most likely destination for the full-back if he does leave with BetVictor listing Marco Silva’s men at 2/1 to sign him, while SkyBET have West Bromwich Albion at 7/1 and Stoke City at 10/1.

Gibbs found first-team opportunities hard to come by last season and he was limited to just 22 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal, with only half of those coming in the Premier League, but he could be priced out of securing a move for more regular football.