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Gael Clichy - Manchester City move.
CLICHY HAS BIG PLANS FOR MAN CITY
Gael Clichy insists there is "no limit" to what Manchester City can achieve this season.
Clichy has signed a four-year deal with the Eastlands outfit after completing a £7million switch from Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger does not need reminding the Gunners have gone six seasons without a trophy but Clichy cited the prospect of landing silverware as one of the main reasons for ending an eight-year association with the London giants.
And whilst the 25-year-old is not being too rash with his predictions, Clichy does not feel there should be any boundaries to his new club's expectations.
"There is no limit," he told www.mcfc.co.uk.
"Of course, you have to be realistic but where they have come from in three years is phenomenal. And I want to win things.
"The Champions League is going to be difficult because it is the first time for Manchester City.
"The Premier League is important for the fans and shows who has been the best team during the whole season.
"The FA Cup has been done last year. Hopefully we can repeat it. The Carling Cup is the least important but it is still a trophy.
"We will go for everything and see what we get at the end of the season."
Compared to Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, who is also on City's wanted list and has been tipped to be reunited quickly with Roberto Mancini's first summer signing, Clichy may not be quite as important to most Gunners fans.
However, if the star duo also quit, big questions will be asked of the Londoners' future direction.
"My season was a bit like the team's," reflected Clichy on another barren campaign at the Emirates.
"We started well and collapsed at the end of the season after the (Carling Cup) final.
"These things happen in football. That is why you can see the importance of having a big squad.
"Sometimes it is difficult to have a lot of players because you have to leave some out. But you need to have a big squad to go all the way."
And clearly, someone at Eastlands has been quick to have a word about the potential for winding up the men and women who share a divided city.
"I understand that the people who live in Manchester are the true fans. They are from City," he said.
"That is a good point. I won't be bothered by United fans."
Having sanctioned his departure, Wenger said of Clichy: "We would like to thank Gael for eight years of terrific service to Arsenal."