Arsenal fullback Clichy hits out at Bolton's Davies

Arsenal fullback Gael Clichy has hit out at Bolton striker Kevin Davies over last week's controversial tackle.

Clichy feels he is "lucky" to be able to play against Hull and maintains Davies should have been shown a red card by referee Steve Bennett.

The French defender told Arsenal TV Online: "I have seen it again many times. The only thing I can say is that it was a stupid challenge.

"I don't understand how people can say it's a good challenge.

"I don't blame the referee, and it's difficult for referees - but we had a meeting at the start of the season with the referees and they were saying that bad challenges would be punished with a red card.

"He (Davies) got the ball of course, but to allow a player like this to carry on playing is really difficult."

Clichy added: "I couldn't move, the doctor could not touch it and we've lost a player (Eduardo) like this so that's on your mind.

"I've been really lucky on this challenge, I'm lucky to be here and to be playing on Saturday."

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