GAEL CLICHY MAKES ARTETA AND ARSENE WENGER COMPARISONS

Former Arsenal defender Gael Clichy has insisted that the Gunners' current manager Mikel Arteta can be like the club's former and greatest manager Arsene Wenger but raised the question of whether the Gunners will be willing to stick with him and give him enough time.


Arteta is currently enduring a mixed season coaching Arsenal and has suffered more than he has enjoyed this season on the hot seat. His Arsenal side are currently struggling and remain in mid-table after their stalemate against London rivals Crystal Palace at the Emirates stadium.
However, Clichy believes that if Arteta could be given enough time, he will turn things around entirely and will be ready to compete for titles in the nearest future as long as he is given the backing.

CLICHY MAKES ARTETA & WENGER COMPARISONS

Former Arsenal defender Gael Clichy has insisted that the Gunners' current manager Mikel Arteta can be like the club's former and greatest manager Arsene Wenger but raised the question of whether the Gunners will be willing to stick with him and give him enough time.

Arteta is currently enduring a mixed season coaching Arsenal and has suffered more than he has enjoyed this season on the hot seat. His Arsenal side are currently struggling and remain in mid-table after their stalemate against London rivals Crystal Palace at the Emirates stadium.

WHY I LEFT ARSENAL - CLICHY

French defender Gael Clichy has disclosed the reason behind his exit from Arsenal almost a decade ago. Clichy broke into the Arsenal first team as a teenager and was part of the Gunners team that went through the Premier League season without a single defeat. The feat happened during the 2003/04 Premier League campaign as the Gunners won their third Premier League crown after the 1997/98 and 2001/02 title wins.

Clichy spent almost a decade at Arsenal before his exit from the club in 2011. He has given the reason for his departure in a chat withthe official podcast of Arsenal. He revealed why he made the decision to leave North London for Manchester City in the summer of 2011. According to the ex-France international, a change in philosophy at the club pushed him closer to the exit door. Gael Clichy said that Arsenal decided to shift their focus to British players.

ARSENAL SET TO LOSE OUT ON EUROPE AND MORE

Premier League side Arsenal had a long stretch of regular appearances in the Champions League under former coach Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman made a fad of always finishing in the Top Four even when the club experiment with youth didn’t win titles and things didn’t always go according to plan. Then with more competition in the league, Arsenal became a fixture in the Europa League.

CITY CLOSE IN ON KAI HAVERTZ

Manchester City have held talks with the representatives of Bayern Leverkusen midfielder, Kai Havertz, according to a report from Bild. The German youngster, who has represented the Die Mannschaft seven times is also reported to be a target of several top clubs across Europe. He is allegedly a target of seven clubs.

BENDTNER TO STAR IN REALITY SHOW WITH PARTNER

Nicklas Bendtner at 32 is at the twilight of his playing career but away from the field he has found a new calling and is set to star in his own reality television show alongside his model partner, Philine Roepstorff.

OWEN AND REDKNAPP BLASTS MENDY

Benjamin Mendy was bought to replace Gael Clichy at Manchester City but the left back’s form has left much to be desired.
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp and former Manchester United forward Michael Owen has lashed out on the French man for giving Manchester City’s advantage away to Wolves in a match that saw the Citizens beaten in front of their whole fans and in effect, put an end to their title challenge.

CLICHY REMEMBERS GUARDIOLA’S DIFFERENCE

Some coaches make you a better player, others don’t stop there, they make you a better human. The difference between what Lionel Messi currently is and what he would have been like had he not grew up under Guardiola remains a guess. The Spaniard’s impact is however, not.

Gael Clichy currently plays for Turkish side Basaksehir and he say Guardiola remains one of the best coaches he’s ever worked despite spending only one year under the former Barcelona coach at Etihad.

According to the left back, the words: “your career is behind you now buy you have a duty, every day, every session, every behavior you have; young players are looking up to you and even if you don’t feel like a special player, you are somebody and those young players will look up to you and behave like you are behaving,” stuck with him.

WATFORD ANNOUNCE NEW MANAGER

Watford announced last Saturday that Spanish coach Quique Sanchez Flores is the new coach of the first team after announcing the dismissal of fellow countryman Javi Gracia, who had been the coach since January 2018.

It will be the second coming of Sánchez Flores to the London club having coached the 'Hornets' between June 2015 and May 2016 leaving the team in the Premier League and qualifying for the semifinals of the FA Cup that year.

ARSENAL EYE DEFENSIVE DUO

Arsenal are set to make a transfer bid for AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas according to reports from Italy.It is understood that the London club are willing to activate his release clause which is valued at £32 million.

Roma are looking to increase the release clause by offering the defender a new contract but negotiations have stalled. Manolas is also understood to be among the players that are considering their futures after the debacle regarding Danielle Rossi.
Arsenal struggled to keep clean sheets last season with the club having the worst away record for clean sheets.

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