Manchester City fullback Gael Clichy says he's ready to play former club Arsenal in the Carling Cup quarterfinal.

Clichy left Arsenal in the summer for City.

Clichy said: "That is up to the manager again and you have to accept his decision, but of course I am ready and if asked to play I will be more than happy to.

"I don't need to speak about Arsenal, it is a great club, a great team with many of my friends there.

"If I can play on Tuesday, or even be involved, it would be something that I would really look forward to. But the manager is rotating the players, so we will have to wait and see what his decision is."