“I have had eight fantastic years at Arsenal and made many friends. I have so many great memories from my time at Highbury and Emirates Stadium. I would like to say thank you to everyone at Arsenal for all of their support and friendship. I also want to send a big thank you to all the Arsenal supporters, who have always been so good to me.”
Wenger also spoke,
“We would like to thank Gael for eight years of terrific service to Arsenal, during which time he gave absolutely everything for the Club. He has grown and developed so much since joining us in 2003, and has been a crucial part of the team over recent seasons. Gael leaves with our respect and best wishes. We wish him the very best for his future career.”
So what does this mean to Arsenal? Arsenal don’t have an experienced left back and another one of our rivals has another one of players.
Sure Clichy isn’t the best of players and not the best left back and it was maybe time for him to go, but not to a team that is going to be one of our main rivals next season.
Wenger is pretty much saying he is going to sell and continue his youth policy, but that is not going to work. Wenger has to realize that we have a good chance of finishing outside the top 4 next season, and our defence is the reason we keep failing to finish 1st.
Wenger refuses to make moves for defenders that are good enough to play in the top 10 of the league, he only signs Squillaci’s and Silvestre’s, something that needs to change straight away.