By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger believes Kieran Gibbs is improving with every game.

The England international missed a significant chunk of the season through injury but his return has coincided with a run of six consecutive Premier League victories.

Gibbs has given Arsenal the natural defensive width they lacked when both he and Andre Santos were sidelined and Wenger is delighted with his progress.

"Because he has been out for a long time, when you start a game you are a bit more cautious," the manager told Arsenal Player. "But he slowly becomes himself again and you see that most of the time for a full back with the initiative it takes going forward.

"Defensively in the challenges he is stronger. I still feel there is more to come from him and from game to game there are improvements there.

"He was transformed into a full back but the natural [ability] always comes out. It is good because we have a game that is based on that."



Watch the full interview with Wenger on Arsenal Player.

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