After a disappointing season for Arsenal, it's no surprise to see the pressure mounting on the club to make some changes.


With many calling for manager Arsene Wenger to leave the club, Arsenal look keen to shift some of their fringe players who are no longer of use to them in order to appease fans with fresh, better signings.


Kieran Gibbs is set to be one of those players as the ​Sunday Mirror reported on Saturday that Arsenal will demand £8m for the 27-year-old, with Watford and Newcastle expected to be in the running.

​​This will come as no surprise for Gunners fans as the defender was limited to just eleven Premier League starts last season, with Nacho Monreal becoming the preferred option, and with only 12 months left on his contract he's unlikely to be at the Emirates much longer.


Gibbs certainly showed a lot of promise since joining Arsenal in 2007, however injuries and a lack of consistent football had certainly knocked his career path, leading to the signing of Nacho Monreal from Malaga back in 2013. 

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Despite this, Newcastle have been monitoring the English defender with Rafa Benitez keen to add some Premier League experience to his newly promoted Newcastle side, the ​Sunday Express reported on Sunday. 


This would be a key asset to the Magpies, providing that extra level of stability and calm to the back four when facing the Premier League's step up in class from the Championship.

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However, Watford are also reported to be keeping tabs on Gibbs as Marco Silva looks to make some changes to his new side ahead of his first season in charge.


With the reported interest in Gibbs and the mounting pressure from Arsenal fans for changes to be made, along with Arsenal's reported interest in Nice left-back Dalbert, according to Italian reporter ​Gianluca Di Marzio on Friday, it's difficult to see Gibbs remaining at the Emirates next season.