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Man City fullback Clichy convinced they can match Arsenal's Invincibles

Manchester City fullback Gael Clichy feels they're capable of matching Arsenal's Invincibles and go through the season undefeated.

But the former Gunners defender is wary of talking up the prospect.

Clichy said: "It's far too easy for people to talk about City being the new invincibles. But I know it's so, so difficult to achieve. That Arsenal team was unbelievable. And to be involved was so incredible.

"Ok I wasn't a regular but I was still part of it and have the big medal to show for it.

"Every time I played with those guys, I just concentrated on doing my best and felt they would take care of everything else. And they did.

"We had the best players in the world - teams were scared of us. There was this aura around the team that we were untouchable, unbeatable.

"Thierry Henry was scoring 40-plus goals, Denis Bergkamp could make the difference at any time.

"There was Ashley Cole, Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires and at the back Sol Campbell, Kolo Toure and Jens Lehmann.

"And there were top players who weren't involved as much like Kanu and Sylvain Wiltord. So I see there are similarities because City has a squad like that now.

"One big difference is the Arsenal side had been together for years, most of us at City have only been together for four months.

"But we do have 25 top players and we could field two great teams if we wanted.

"So we are progressing but I'm sure we can improve as we get to know each other better.

"That's why I believe we can do great things this year.

"It's just I'm not the kind of guy to spout off saying 'we will do this and we will do that.' I know anything is possible.

"It's possible we can lose our next game, it's possible we can go six years without a trophy. Although I think that's unlikely!"

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