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Wenger - Gibbs has more authority now

Kieran Gibbs is an unsung hero of Arsenal's winning streak, according to Arsene Wenger.

The 24-year-old has started all but two of the Gunners' 11 games this season and weighed in with a vital goal in the Champions League play-off at Fenerbahce.

"You can only have the result we had on Tuesday if the team plays very well, that means that everybody performs"

Keeping Spain international Nacho Monreal out of the team is no mean feat and Wenger has been particularly impressed with Gibbs' growing authority - demonstrated most recently in Tuesday's 2-0 win over Napoli.

"You can only have the result we had on Tuesday if the team plays very well, that means that everybody performs," Wenger told Arsenal Player.

"At the moment I think that Kieran Gibbs is getting stronger, he has shown more authority in his game and technically he has absolutely improved a lot.

"That's very positive that people do not talk so much about him because that means he does his job well, and the fact that he's not so much at the moment in the spotlight is for positive reasons.

"That will come if he continues his performances. At the end of the day what is important is that his performances are getting stronger and stronger."

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