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Clichy denies reports of Arsenal exit

Gael Clichy has pledged his future to Arsenal following suggestions that he could end his eight-year spell at the North London club in the summer.

• Wenger defends methods
• Hill-Wood attacks fans

Clichy is Arsenal's longest-serving player but was recently linked with a departure from Emirates Stadium in a possible clear-out by manager Arsene Wenger.

However, with his contract expiring at the end of next season, Clichy says he is in talks with the club and has no intention of leaving.

"When I arrived at Arsenal it was because I wanted to improve myself as a player and to win titles, and that is normal with any player," Clichy told The People. "Wenger persuaded me to come here at a time when I was receiving offers from other clubs - and I have to say that my present and my future is with Arsenal.

"I am leaving talks over my contract with my agent so that I can focus on my football. I know that there are rumours about me going elsewhere but I have nothing to say about that.

"I have always wanted to be at a club where I am content. Money is important but it is not a decisive factor. All I want is to win a title - that's my ultimate ambition.

"It is unquestionable that Wenger is a great coach but the problem is it becomes more difficult to win the title every year. He is trying to develop the young players at this club and I think that is something you cannot put a price on in football."

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