By Chris Harris

Kieran Gibbs admits he needs a strong finish to the season to earn a place in the England squad for Euro 2012.

The Arsenal left back made his senior international debut against Hungary in August 2010 and has been tipped as the long-term successor to Ashley Cole.

Injuries have held Gibbs back this season and he is determined to finish the campaign on a high for the good of his club - and hopefully his country.

"I have been out for a substantial amount of the season, so I would need to finish strongly and remain injury free," said Gibbs.

"At the minute, I don't really think about England because Arsenal have so much to look forward to in the season.

"I would like to finish that strongly and then think about England afterwards."

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5 Mar 2012