Watford are on verge of starting their new season afresh after their dismal performance in the last term that saw them finishing right on the brink of elimination from the top flight. The Hornets will no doubt look forward to having a better season than the last one and they are willing to bring in some players who can revive their position in the next term with the vast amount of experience they have with their current players in the Premier League.

One such player, Kieran Gibbs, who has been playing for Arsenal for quite a long time, might be on his way to join the Hornets in the summer. The England international has fallen down the pecking order in the last couple of seasons, as the Spanish wing back Nacho Monreal has taken up his place in the starting line-up under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger.

There is no sign of any improvement in condition in the forthcoming days for the English international, as his team has already brought in another top class left back in the form of Sead Kolasinac from the German Bundesliga side Schalke, which has prompted him to sort a way out of the Emirates in the summer.

This development has irked a number of clubs in the Premier League to make a bid for the player to bag him for the next term including the likes of West Bromwich Albion and Watford. However, with the Baggies cooling their interest in the Englishman, it has now left Watford in the pole position to bid for the player.

The new Hornets boss Marco Silva is looking for a major revamp to his squad for the next season and has already made it clear by bringing in new players in the form of Nathaniel Chalobah from the defending champions Chelsea and Will Hughes from Championship side Derby. However, the signing of a player like Kieran Gibbs will give the defence of the team a new boost so as to tussle with the big name clubs of the Premier League clubs.

The 27-year-old left back has been one of the mainstays in the defence for the North London club before Nacho Monreal toppled him to become the first choice full back on the left-hand side of the pitch for the Gunners. The English international has an experience of 229 matches for the defending FA Cup champions and has also scored six goals so far in his career, in addition to 25 assists that he made for his teammates.

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Abhishek Majumdar

Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.

Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.