Clichy is still backing Arsenal and boss Wenger to succeed without him.
He told The Sun: "Whoever leaves, Arsenal will still be Arsenal. Great players have left before - Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires, Thierry Henry, Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure - but they've still competed and coped well.
"And I know they will be up there in the table whatever happens and whoever leaves.
"They are a huge club with a great manager and great players so, for me, they will always be a big threat to anyone.
"I'm sure Arsene will find a solution for whatever happens."