By Giuseppe Muro
Arsène Wenger is confident Kieran Gibbs will play enough Arsenal games to support his England ambitions - even if that means moving him into midfield.
The 20-year-old made his international debut when he came on as a half-time substitute in the 2-1 friendly victory over Hungary earlier this month.
However so far this season Gael Clichy has been the Gunners' first-choice left-back. Despite that, Wenger has stressed the London-born defender will get opportunities this season.
"We have played two games and Kieran had some niggling problems with his groin that we tried to heal completely before we throw him in," said the manager.
"He can play left midfield or he can play left-back. He will have his amount of games for me, no doubt about that. I hope he will be in the squad [to face Bulgaria and Switzerland] because he has the quality to be in it."Copyright 2013 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 27 Aug 2010