Winning the Premier League means more than lifting World Cup: Clichy

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London, Mar 18 (ANI): Arsenal defender Gael Clichy has said that winning the English Premier League this season would mean more than lifting the European Cup or even the World Cup.

The French international is desperate to end the Gunners' five-year trophy drought. And with Arsenal in a three-way title battle with Manchester United and Chelsea, Clichy feels he might never get a better opportunity.

"This season is all about winning as much silverware as possible and the Premier League is now so close. The confidence and the quality are there and it's right there for us to take. I won the League in my first season with Arsenal and it was a great feeling," The Sun quoted Clichy, as saying.

"When you work so hard, go through so many good and bad times, to win the title shows that you have been the best team. That's why I want to win the Premier League over the Champions League this year, even though the European Cup may be a better trophy in the eyes of most people," he said.

"That is why I need to maintain my best form to the end of the season. If I am a champion with Arsenal it will improve my chances of going to the World Cup with France. That would be a dream come true, but if I had to choose one trophy right now I'd go for the Premier League," Clichy said.

Clichy and Sol Campbell are the only members of Arsene Wenger's 2004 Invincibles still at Arsenal.

And the full-back, 24, says there is a huge difference in the dressing room compared to the atmosphere he found as a teenager fresh from French minnows Cannes. (ANI)

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