West Brom have announced the signing of Kieran Gibbs from Arsenal.
Watford were favourites to secure the left-back’s services, but pulled the plug on the deal after failing to agree personal terms with Gibbs.
The Baggies then took the chance to sign the 27-year-old and on Wednesday confirmed his arrival.
“Albion have today completed the signing of England international defender Kieran Gibbs from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee,” a statement read on the club’s official website.
“The 27-year-old left-back joins the Baggies on a four-year deal and has elected to wear the No. 3 shirt.
“Gibbs joins the Baggies after spending more than a decade at Arsenal – where he made over 200 appearances for the Gunners – and with ten England caps to his name.”
On his move to West Brom, Gibbs said: “I watched the boys in the first few games of the season and they’ve got a lot of energy. They’ve made some good signings and I feel this is a good move for me.”
Chairman John Williams added: “I’m delighted to welcome Kieran to the Club. We have recruited another quality addition, an England player with bags of experience at Premier League and Champions League level. We are confident he will do well for us.”