Evra to beat as first choice left-back for France and the emergence of Gibbs at Arsenal, Gael Clichy knows he has to make a habit of impressing every week.

The 24-year-old has flourished in the full-back role since filling Ashley Cole’s void for the Gunners and has been one of Wenger’s regular performers in recent years.

But Clichy also has a slight reputation of being error-prone and in a recent interview, boldly admitted there were areas in his game that needed improvement.

Of course, Gael – who made several position changes while nurtured by Wenger – could have ended up a different player, but with the likes of Traore and Gibbs eager to step up in the pecking order at Arsenal, he will do more progress himself.

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“When I started, I used to play as a striker but I wasn’t good enough so moved to midfield and then eventually, I found my self as a left-back.” Clichy said.

“For seven years now I have been a left-back with Arsenal and I think I have progressed a lot. But I have still got room for improvement and working with players like Ashley Cole, Lauren and Campbell made be a better player.”

He added: “So of course I can improve but I’m really proud of what I have achieved here so far.”