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Clichy Is Ok

Arsenal defender Gael Clichy was in and out of hospital this afternoon after being on the end of a Kevin Davies special.

The Frenchman was substituted at half time after Davies went straight through him in an impressive display of macho manliness just short of the break.

Clichy spent the rest of the half getting treatment and was taken to hospital on crutches.

However the pacey left back has been given the all clear and came home with the rest of the team.

Good news all round.

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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Saturday September 20 2008
Time: 8:49PM

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I wish they would get the thugs off of the pitch. These Fkers cannot play football so they rely on brutish tactics to get the results.
Gunners
20/09/2008 20:53:00
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Big relief this one, I was really worried! Is it just me or did it look like a red card offence to you guys?!
GoonerLou
20/09/2008 21:14:00
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Without a doubt. The guy is an idiot.
Rocky7
20/09/2008 21:18:00
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Good news and I'm relieved. At first, I saw nothing wrong in the challenge, but Clichy was injured high up on the shin, so it was a rash tackle. I dont think we should over react much though, Diaby's tough tackle did keep out Sneijder for a few months as well. I know Bolton has a bit of history with the thuggery, but overall, they were tough but fair tonight.
prits
20/09/2008 21:19:00
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Thank God!, I was dead scared he would be out. We dont need another poor tackle that will demoralize the team this early into the season. The referees should give extra protection to Arsenal, coz the way we play can leave opponents frustrated with the lack of ball that they see.
nevidimka
20/09/2008 21:38:00
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On a slightly related note, I guess if it wasn't someone like Bolton, Arsene would have considered using Gibbs as a like-for-like backup for Gael, instead of playing both Djourou and Sagna out of position. I can't wait to see the kids play on Tue now!
GoonerLou
20/09/2008 21:42:00
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I don't think we need extra protection, just for someone with a pair of nuts to enforce the rules.
Rocky7
20/09/2008 21:46:00
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he is our best player thank god hes not injured
Arsenal_1_Best
20/09/2008 22:01:00
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Are you surprised to hear Lawrenson to say the tackle was "perfectly acceptable", "old-fashioned proper tackle"!? I'm not!
GoonerLou
20/09/2008 22:46:00
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Lou - I'm not surprised about Lawrenson and the rest of the MoTD brigade, and the general TV media for that matter. I'm absolutely livid about that tackle by Davies and the media take on it is disgusting. I'm pretty confident you would never get that kind of tackle in any other league in Europe. The fact that it happens here is a sad indictment and for me sums up why England just don't produce enough skilful players. I'm sorry but that tackle was fractions away from possibly ending Clichy's season. I don't care that he got the ball; it's the way you get it that counts. If that was Vieira doing that tackle on Gerrard, do you think the media reaction would've been the same?
Gooner_Vin
20/09/2008 23:07:00
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