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How Twitter reacted to Kieran Gibbs’ move from Arsenal to West Brom

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After a summer transfer window rift with speculation of an Emirates exit, Kieran Gibbs was finally confirmed as a West Brom player on Wednesday afternoon in a move understood to cost £7 million.

It had been thought that the 27-year-old was on the brink of joining Marco Silva at Watford but, according to Sky Sports, the move broke down after the two clubs failed to agree personal terms.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has wasted no time in snapping up the England left-back to bolster his squad, with the Baggies’ official website confirming that Gibbs has signed a four-year deal at the club.

Speaking about his new arrival, the West Brom boss said:

“Kieran’s a good age and has made over 200 appearances for Arsenal, represented his country and has Premier League and Champions League experience. To add these qualities to our squad is exactly what we’re looking for.”

As Pulis alludes to, the 27-year-old made 230 appearances for the Arsenal first-team since coming through the academy as a 14-year-old, winning three FA Cups and earning his debut England call-up.

And it was Gibbs himself who took to social media to confirm the news…

With West Brom supporters pleased with their club’s business…

And some even more impressed with the price negotiated for him…

Some, however, were looking ahead to another possible addition…

But on the flip side, Arsenal supporters were not happy with his exit…

And praised him for his attitude during his 14-year stint in north London…

What do you think West Brom fans? Is Gibbs an astute addition? Let us know below.

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