Arsenal fullback Clichy: I began as a striker

Arsenal fullback Gael Clichy has revealed he started off his career as a striker.

Arsenal fullback Gael Clichy has revealed he started off his career as a striker.

He told BBC Sport: “When I started I used to play striker and then I wasn’t good enough so I started to play midfield and finally I find myself as a left-back but for seven years now I’ve been a left-back with Arsenal and I think I have progressed a lot.

"I can see progress, I’ve got a lot of room (for improvement) but that’s down to the boss because he teaches me how to defend and the fact that I worked with players like Ashley Cole, Lauren, Sol Campbell, yourself, made me a better player and a better defender so of course I can improve and I am really proud of what I have achieved here in Highbury and of course at Emirates.”

 
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