Watford interested in Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs

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Image: Kieran Gibbs is available to sign from Arsenal at the right price this summer

Watford are interested in signing Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs after West Brom pulled out of talks to sign the left-back last week.

Gibbs is available at the right price, having been left out of the Gunners' pre-season tour to the Far East and the Emirates Cup squad.

Sky sources understand he would have to take a significant drop in wages if he was to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer.

Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur and Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal battle for possession during the Premier League match
Image: Kieran Gibbs made only eight Premier League starts last season after losing his place

Tony Pulis' Baggies pulled out of talks to sign Gibbs earlier this month after having a £10m bid rejected, while Newcastle are also reportedly monitoring his situation in this transfer window.

Gibbs has a year left on his contract and new Watford manager Marco Silva wants to increase his quota of English players.

The 27-year-old lost his first-team place to Nacho Monreal and made just eight Premier League starts last season, and Arsenal appear to be setting-up with a back-three ahead of the new Premier League season.

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Gibbs, who has 10 England caps but has also fallen out of the national-team frame, is a product of Arsenal's academy, who made his debut during the 2007/08 season after spending a short time on loan at Norwich City.

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