According to the Print edition of the Sunday Sun, both Newcastle United and Brighton are interested in signing Arsenal and England defender Kieran Gibbs.

Both clubs have just earned automatic promotion to the Premier League, and after battling it out for the title, they are now set to battle it out for the signature of Arsenal’s reserve left back.

Gibbs has found it difficult to stake a claim for a first team spot at Arsenal this season. He has made just 10 Premier League appearances at the club, as Nacho Monreal is always preferred by Arsene Wenger.

His contract at Arsenal does not run out until 2018, but he is expected to ask Wenger for some sort of transfer, whether it be loan or permanent, as he seeks to play more first team football.

Gibbs began his youth career at Wimbeldon, before leaving in 2004 when the club folded.

He joined Arsenal, and made his professional debut in 2007, at the tender age of 18.

In 2008, Wenger sent him out on loan to Championship side Norwich to gain a bit more experience.

Whilst at Carrow Road, he played seven times for the Canaries, before returning to Arsenal.

It wasn’t until 2009 that he made his Premier League debut for the club, but he also appeared in the Champions League for the first time this season.

Gibbs has featured for his native England at several different age groups.

He has appeared 25 times for England at youth level, ranging from U19 to U21. Perhaps more impressively is his 10 full caps for the senior squad.

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