Gael Clichy has been the subject of a move away from Arsenal this summer with Roma and Liverpool being linked with our left-back. As much as Liverpool may want to sell him, there is no way Wenger is going to sell to a rival team.
Clichy has one year remaining on his current deal and he is stalling in signing a new contract and thus the speculation that Arsenal may decide to sell him now before we lose him for free next summer.
But Arsene Wenger has now come out and said that he wants to keep Clichy.
“We have started talks with Gael and want him to stay,” said Wenger.
Now why would Wenger want Clichy to stay? It is simple, there is a shortage of quality left-backs out there. Just look at Liverpool, they do not have a single decent left-back and they can not find one. Left-backs are sch a rare commodity in the game today that Wenger wants to hold onto the one he has rather than sell him,, have cash from the sale, but not be able to go out and buy a replacement.
For now we need to focus on signing a central defender and we do not need the added headache of also looking for a new left-back. We have Gibbs in our squad who could come in and fill in at left-back but for me he is still a bit too inexperienced and he still needs to learn from a better left-back than him.