Clichy to delay future talks until end of season



Arsenal defender Gael Clichy has revealed he will wait until the end of this season before discussing an extension to his current contract at the Gunners.

Clichy is a French international and is a first team regular at the Emirates under Arsene Wenger, but his current deal expires in 2012.

After over 250 Arsenal appearances Clichy insists he is happy at Arsenal, and will wait until the end of the season before distracting himself with contract matters.

“Will I prolong my contract? I don’t know and I don’t think about it,” Clichy told a French paper.

“The season is still long. I will have time to think about it in the summer.”

25 year-old Clichy will be in the Arsenal team that take on Barcelona in the Nou Camp tonight, and he believes his team can beat the Catalan giants.

He added, “I have watched the first leg against Barcelona again three or four times. I am rarely impressed by a team but this time Barcelona got 60 per cent possession on our pitch.

“It is huge. We suffered but we could resist.

“Something happened against Chelsea. Since that match we are not the same team anymore.

“Everyone makes an effort, so it is a little easier on defenders. In the past, sometimes two or three players could give up. At such a level, it is not possible.

“What will happen at Camp Nou? We will qualify and I will score! It would be nice.

“We will give our very best. Arsene Wenger has often told us there is no better team than ours.”

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