Arsenal fullback Gael Clichy is happy to wait for his first France call-up.

"No doubt my situation has changed since last year," Clichy told L'Equipe Magazine. "I won't lie to you: I am waiting for a sign.

"But I have to be realistic: France have high level left backs with [Eric] Abidal and [Patrice] Evra.

"I have been waiting for three years in Ashley Cole's shadow so I can also wait for the coach to call me up.

"I am waiting for that and working like a dog to keep my place at Arsenal."