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Leicester sign Arsenal's Gilbert

Kerrea Gilbert
Gilbert is keen to get first-team games at Leicester

Leicester City have completed a deal to take the Arsenal defender Kerrea Gilbert on a season-long loan.

The 21-year-old full-back has made nine appearances for the Gunners first team and has had spells on loan at Cardiff City and Southend United.

Foxes boss Nigel Pearson worked with Gilbert in his England youth days.

Pearson told the club's website: "He is a fighter and a winner. He is strong in the tackle and athletic and we will only benefit from his arrival."

Gilbert is Pearson's fifth signing of the summer, following Michael Morrison, Lloyd Dyer, Nicky Adams and Aleksander Tunchev.

see also
Arsenal's Gilbert joins Southend
30 Jul 07 |  Southend
Bulgarian Tunchev joins Leicester
07 Jul 08 |  Leicester
Sport on BBC Radio Leicester
07 Dec 07 |  TV/Radio Schedule

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