By Joe Brewin
Walcott has enjoyed an excellent month on the flank for Arsenal, scoring his ninth goal of the campaign in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Aston Villa.
Gibbs himself enjoyed a rare strike in the win at Emirates Stadium and hailed his compatriot as the finest of his kind in England.
“For me, yes [he is the best winger in the country],” said the left back. “Put it this way, I wouldn't like to be coming up against him.
“I looked up to him quite a lot when he first came to the club, it is a pleasure and a joy to play with him. He is an outstanding player.
“He is one of my best friends and a top boy. He is a model pro, takes his work really seriously and is a really nice guy.”Copyright 2016 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source