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Frenchman confident Gunners can break silverware duck this season

Arsenal left-back Gael Clichy believes that the Gunners are still in the title race and is relishing the opportunity to end Manchester United’s unbeaten run when the sides meet at the Emirates in April.

The 25-year-old, who is the only remaining player from the Gunners' 'Invincible' 2003-04 season, in which he featured as an 18-year old, is confident that his side can overhaul United’s current five-point lead at the summit of the table.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Clichy said: “It would be great for them [Manchester United, to go the whole season undefeated] but this team at Arsenal was very special when we did it.

"I think it will take a lot for anyone else to achieve this and, remember, we still have a game to go at home against Manchester United.

"It will be more than a pleasure to break their record."

Clichy is also hopeful that this season Arsenal can finally bring some silverware to the Emirates, and is confident that the squad's transition can start to deliver, starting with February’s League Cup final against Birmingham.

"All the ingredients are here. Good manager, great fans, great stadium, very good players," he added.

"We have the talent and the quality in the squad. The spirit is there, the character is there and we are not soft any more. We are not young any more. We can play hard.

"We are still in all the competitions. Everything is there for us to do something this season.

"The pressure would not be here anymore for people to say Arsenal haven't won. It can inspire the team. This cup is there for us to take.

"Arsenal is a big club, and at a big club you can't afford to be five seasons without any trophies. A big club needs trophies."

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