Kieran James Ricardo Gibbs is an English footballer who plays as a left back for Arsenal. Gibbs began his career at the Wimbledon academy but moved to Arsenal when Wimbledon disbanded in 2004 and became Milton Keynes Dons. In September 2007, Gibbs signed a professional contract with Arsenal and was named in the club's 2007–08 UEFA Champions League squad and given squad number 34. On 31 January 2008, he agreed to go on loan to Norwich City until the end of the 2007–08 season. He returned to Arsenal a match early on 29 April 2008 and retook his place in the Arsenal reserve squad. He featured in Arsenal pre-season games for the 2008–09 season, mostly as a left-back, and was an unused substitute in Arsenal's 1–0 Premier League loss to Fulham on 24 August 2008. He made UEFA Champions League debut on 10 December 2008, against FC Porto in Portugal and made his Premier League debut against Tottenham Hotspur on 8 February 2009. On 20 September 2011, Gibbs scored his first goal for Arsenal in the 33rd minute of a League Cup match against Shrewsbury Town. Gibbs was called up for the England U21 squad along with Arsenal team-mate Theo Walcott for the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Sweden. He scored two goals in a pre-tournament friendly victory over Azerbaijan in a 7–0 rout on 8 June 2009.