Date: 14th January 2010 at 1:49pm
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Gael Clichy last played in the 3-0 romp over our North London neighbours back at the end of October. In the months that he has been absent through injury we have used three different players in the left back role with Gibbs swiftly becoming a long term absentee himself with a broken metatarsal then followed by Traore and Silvestre.

While the team has coped fairly well without the French left back his return offers some respite from the catalogue of first choice injuries we have endured this season. His experience will be a valuable asset to our hopes for this season.

It is not yet clear whether Gael force can be deployed in the upcoming game against Bolton but it seems to be a possibility as Wenger tells us that:

“Gael Clichy is available and he might be in the squad.

“I don’t want to go overboard with Gael because he has been out for a long time – but he looks very, very sharp in training.”

Rather more certain is that our midfield fulcrum, Cesc Fabregas will return for the Bolton game.



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