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Clichy calls for focus

04 Dec 2007 - 14:30:13

Arsenal defender Gael Clichy is refusing to be carried away by the Gunners' impressive recent form.

The French full-back has been an integral part of the side that has built a three-point lead over nearest challengers Manchester United at the top of the table.

However, Clichy is refusing to contemplate a title-winning campaign and insists everybody in the Arsenal camp is focused on Wednesday's game in hand against Newcastle United.

"Everyone showed at Aston Villa (on Saturday) that we have the desire to do something good this year," he told the club's official website.

"Like the boss has said we have quality and big strength in the squad, now we must carry on like this.

"All of us think we can do something at Newcastle but, as for being champions, it is a bit early. We still have plenty of games.

"This is a big week for us we know but we have Chelsea and Tottenham coming up too.

"I think we can do something this season but let's just look at this game at Newcastle at the moment.

"Being top of the league is a great pleasure but since the start of the season I said we had great quality in the team and the spirit was there.

"Now we are in December and we have shown people that we're ready."

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