Gael Clichy is a France international football player who currently features for the English and European giants Manchester City. He is a versatile footballer who can play as a left back or as a left sided midfielder, and is rated as one of the best in his position.
Clichy developed at French club AS Cannes and was signed by Arsenal in the summer of 2003 for 250,000 pounds and for the first three seasons was an understudy to Ashley Cole.
However, Clichy made 12 appearances in the Premier League in Arsenal’s successful 2003-2004 season and that was enough for him to earn a winner’s medal, making him the youngest winner of a Premier League champions medal.
Clichy became an automatic first choice for Arsenal in the aftermath of the departure of Ashley Cole to Chelsea in the summer of 2006 and became one of the most important players for Arsene Wenger’s side. He was selected in the PFA Team of the Year in 2007-2008 as left back and was given a long term contract at Arsenal in June 2008.
In 2011 after featuring in 187 Premier League matches, Clichy joined Manchester City from Arsenal and was a key figure in the Citizen’s maiden Premier League triumph in the 2011-12 campaign.
Clichy made his international debut for France on September 10, 2008 against Serbia in a 2010 World Cup qualifier and has played in over 14 matches for his country.