Arsenal FC : Q & A with Theo Walcott and Gael Clichy.

Salaar Shamsi@SalaarizationSenior Writer IJuly 11, 2008

We recently brought you an interview with Chelsea's Luiz Felipe Scolari; preparing for a preview show for next season's Premier League, we caught up with Arsenal's Theo Walcott and Gael Clichy at Arsenal's Training Ground in London Colney to have his thoughts on Arsenal and his future.

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SS: Theo, thanks for joining us for a quick word.

TW: Not a problem.

SS: Theo, you do realize that Arsenal is currently in a crisis, the club has lost some big players and some are about to leave the club, what kind of impact would these departures have on Arsenal's season?

TW: The players who wanted to leave had already told Arsene Wenger at the end of last season but you could say these are club matters, I was upset to see Flam go but we're still a strong side and I've got a feeling, this is our season.

SS: You have recently inherited Thierry Henry's number does that put any pressure on you?

TW: (Laughs as Gael Clichy comes to sit beside him) Theirry was someone, you could say, I grew up watching, I wasn't to glad to see him go but that's football and there's no pressure on me, wearing Theirry's number.

SS: Emmanuel Adebayor is being linked with a move away from Arsenal, do you think his departure could guarantee you a starting lineup place regularly?

TW: (Clichy laughs at Ramsey falling down in the background) I'm not so sure, he's (Adebayor) leaving, Manu's not here today though, I've discussed my position with Arsene and I've been around for a while so you could expect me to play more.

SS: Do you think Arsenal can mount a title challenge this season?

GC : We can and we will, I thought we'd done it last year but we need to hold out till the end.

SS: Theo, what did you think at first when you were about to leave Southampton for Arsenal?

TW: I was comfortable, Arsene had told me what to expect and I appreciate he didn't throw me in the middle straight away, he gave me time to settle in and it's worked well.

I always knew, I was going to play for a big club but I didn't think any club would come for me at that time, luckily Arsenal did.


Well, Folks, that's a wrap for this week, we're hoping to catch up with Liverpool's Jose Reina on life in the Premier League for next week, till then, Adios.


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