In a strange way Gael Clichy being suspended could be a good thing.
Of course Arsenal will miss him against Cardiff City but the player himself could do with a breather after a hectic campaign so far.
The suspension will also give him a chance to clear his head. He has made several errors that have cost Arsenal at times.
Clichy is a marvellous player who I believe can develop into the best left-back in the world but he can only achieve this if he cuts out the mistakes.
I think its a concentration thing with Gael. He can just switch off and this is the problem he needs to deal with.
He comes across as a highly intelligent young man and I believe that when he gains more experience he will cut out the mistakes and improve his concentration.
This "mini-break" could do him good. He can reflect on his errors and become a better player for them.
I have every confidence that Gael Clichy will become the best left-back in the world and he will iron out these mishaps on his way to doing so.
Keep it Goonerish................