Arsenal’s reserve left back Keiran Gibbs has proved to be an able deputy to Gael Clichy. The young Englishman has had to fill in at a crucial time of the season and has not disappointed.

Gibbs admits it is a dream come true to be in the Champions League and FA Cup finals. When asked whether he would even have imagined to go so far in the two competitions the Frechman replied “No!”

“It has been a dream. I love the club and it has been a great experience for me and I’m looking forward to what is to come.

“It was a brilliant moment [against Villarreal], Obviously it is a dream to play in one of the best competitions in the world and I enjoyed it.

“I thought the team did really well. We were all fired up. Everyone was well up for it and I think we showed that in our performance.

“The way we passed it, the way we went forward… we could easily have sat back and let them bring the game to us but we took it to them again and got a great result.”

Regarding the FA Cup semi final against Chelsea tonight Gibbs said:

“It is another big game. Everyone is excited again. We need to forget about Villarreal now. We need to switch on and get focused on Saturday’s game.”

First featured on Setanta.