Clichy, who left the Gunners for Manchester City in a £7million move in the summer, says he never doubted manager Arsene Wenger’s ability to turn round their fortunes, even when the knives were out for him in August.
“I always said they will be near the top at the end of the season and I still believe that,” said Clichy. “They had everything against them at the start of the season – red cards, injuries, own-goals.
“I always said they should keep going because they will get on top of that – and now they are showing their start wasn’t right. They will put it right for the end of the season, that is for sure.”