Gael Clichy has hailed fellow left-back and Arsenal teammate Armand Traore.

"He is a really powerful player," Clichy told "He is really fast and a type of player that we need. I hope he can help push me further as a player and that I can drag him up too.

"He is a really amazing player and I hope he will be focused this season because I can see a role for him. I really hope that he will make it."