Date: 16th May 2008 at 9:48am
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Gael Clichy looks set to remain at Arsenal for at least 4 more years after the Frenchman revealed a new contract is almost ready to be signed.

Gael Clichy has been in a rich vein of form over the last two seasons, so much so that his fellow professional voted him the best left back in the league this season.

Clichy made his contract claims and says he wants to be a gooner for a long time to come.

‘We’re at the end of our discussions,’ Clichy told France Football. ‘Everything’s going well because my intention is clear: I want to stay at Arsenal. I would love to have a career here like Patrick Vieira or Thierry Henry.

“I would love to stay many years at Arsenal and leave my mark on the club. I’ve been in London for five years. If everything goes well I will stay here for at least eight years.”