I had an interesting comment on my previous post...."Micah Richards is a Gooner, but will he be a Gunner?"....from a Gooner named Northbank. This is a part of that comment.
"The other advantage of playing for us would be playing along side the two best full backs in the world."
It got me thinking and I have to say thanks to Northbank for writing this comment as it has finally made me write this post. I've been thinking this for a long time and I'll go as far as saying that Clichy and Sagna are by far the best full backs in the Premiership and maybe even Europe. I would not exchange either of these players as potentially they can become the best full backs in the world. To be fair you could say that they are already the best full backs in the world? Northbank thinks so and I'm sure many others would agree.
Arsenal seem to be able to churn out left backs like some sort of left back making factory machine! (OK!!!!!) Over the years the quality of players that have played in this position for the Gunners have been unrivalled by anyone. From an early age, I very vaguely remember Kenny Samson, who from time to time I bump into as he lives near me. A lovely man who will always stop and chat and believe me, he loves Arsenal! Nigel Winterburn, who I know we bought, but turned into a top quality left back, can't forget Silvinho who still plays for Barca and the player before Clichy, erm what his name?....cAshley Cole is it?! Yes thats right, cAshley WAS the best but since leaving Arsenal has stagnated. And I'm so pleased he left as we had a great deal from him going. We have a captain supreme and a left back called Gael Clichy who will be the best left back in the world without a doubt. He is superb and is so consistent and I thank you cAshley for being a greedy little git because we have benefited from it immensely!
Sagna has come into this Arsenal team and played like he has been at the club for years. He seems made for the rough and tumble of the Premiership and is massively underrated by fans other than Gooners. When he signed I could'nt work it out at first, we had Eboue who had just played a very good campaign previously. I'd heard of him and knew he was a good player and that he was voted into Ligue 1 team of the year, (Thanks Eurosport!) But why? Well he has certainly shown why. He too is so consistent and seems to get up and down the line all game. Just like Clichy does.
I feel that both players WILL become the best full backs in the world one day. They are at the right club to develope their undoubted talents and will no doubt be subject to huge money bids from Barcelona and Real Madrid one day. And I know they will tell them to get STUFFED!! They seem to love playing at Arsenal and I can't wait to see this team unfold into the greatest Arsenal team ever. And Sagna and Clichy will be mentioned in the years to come as Arsenal greats.
Keep it Goonerish..........