Arsenal's Gael Clichy rules out summer switch to Barcelona

20 April 2010 03:12
Gael Glichy has ruled out a move to Barcelona this summer, insisting he is happy to stay put in England and challenge for honours at Arsenal.

The France full-back was linked along with team-mate Cesc Fabregas with a money-spinning departure to the Nou Camp in the close season,with Real Madrid also keen.

But Clichy, 24, dismissed the speculation saying he is determined to play a part in the north London club's quest to end five barren, trophyless years.

Gunner stay: Clichy has ruled out leaving Arsenal for Barcelona this summer

'It is great that these teams like Barcelona and Real Madrid are looking at me,' he told the London Evening Standard.

'They are great teams as everyone knows but all I want to say is that Iam focused on the end of the season. I want to win something here.

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'Ihave two years left on my contract so it is not a question to answer.'

Clichy is Arsenal's only surviving member from the 2003-04 'Invincibles' title-winning squad and the defender insists he feels at home in England and wants to stay longer.

'I wouldn't say I feel English because some people will be upset with this. But I feel really at home here,' he added.

'Whenever I go home and see my family for two weeks, even if I feel really good there, I have to come back to London.'

Clichy 's current contract expires in 2012 and it is understood the£10m-rated star will seek assurances from the club over manager ArseneWenger's future before committing to an extended deal.

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