Arsene Wenger believes that “justice” has been done after Kieran Gibbs was named in the England side to face San Marino on Thursday night.
The Arsenal left back has not started for the national team for almost four years, but has been picked ahead of Leighton Baines for the Euro 2016 qualifier.
Wenger feels it is a reward for Gibbs' impressive form this season, and for dealing so well with the injury problems that blighted his earlier career.
"I think mentally he has made a step forward in the last month, by taking more responsibility and by showing his huge potential"
“I like it and there's nobody more happy than me to see him [in the England team again],” Wenger told Arsenal Player. “I always trusted Kieran Gibbs to have that in his locker and to see that he finally gets his chance again is great news for me.
“I think mentally he has made a step forward in the last month, by taking more responsibility and by showing his huge potential.
“It's all there for Kieran and I believe that everybody at the club thinks it's justice done that he's back in the national team.
“He has had very difficult days. There's nothing that tests your mental strength more than the repetition of injuries. We have a fierce example here, in Abou Diaby.
“Kieran has had his problems but he's recovered every time and I'm very happy for him.”
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