The England international believes Nyom has a character that brings the team 'together off the pitch' and has lauded his presence at the West Midlands-based
"I think they [teammates] are all great lads," Gibbs was quoted by the Birmingham Mail.
"Allan Nyom springs to mind when I think of people. For me, he's the heart of the team at the moment.
"From what I can gather over the first few weeks he's the one getting people together more off the pitch," the left-back added.
"He's a really important character for the team."
Gibbs recently ended a 13-year association with the Gunners by swapping north London for the Midlands.