Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs has been reportedly linked with a move to fellow London side Crystal Palace in the January transfer from the Emirates Stadium, having played second fiddle to Spanish defender Nacho Monreal for the better part of his three years stay.

Crystal Palace are dangerously close to the bottom three in the English Premier League (EPL) with the Selhurst Park outfit currently occupying the 17th position prompting the club to sack former manager Alan Pardew as head coach to usher in former England boss Sam Allardyce.

To this effect, the former Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland, Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers manager is expected to stamp his authority on his new signing by bringing in more players in his bid to stave off the relegation zone having won just six league games in a wretched 2016.

The left-back spot has been targeted as an area to be strengthen by the new Palace management with former first choice Pape Souare ruled out until the latter stages of the season.

For Gibbs, he could be hoping to a move away from Arsenal with just 18 months left on his contract in addition to the fact that he is not guaranteed a spot in the starting line-up at the Emirates Stadium.

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