Must we make Kieran Gibbs suffer like this?

Kieran Gibbs suffered the ignominy of having to play with a bunch of players of clearly lower levels of ability as England under 18s were slaughtered by the Czech Republic, who managed to stroll to a 2-0 victory despite have only 9 men for the last 10 minutes.

Gibbs must have wondered what was going on as England played to a level far below the standard he normally sees in the Arsenal Reserves.

Surely there must come a time when the clubs have the ability to protect their players from low-level nonsense like this, which can only harm their development – or worse lead to injury.