Gunners 'not firing blanks'

LONDON - Arsenal defender Gael Clichy insists Freddie Ljungberg was wrong when he claimed that the London club lacks ambition.

LONDON - Arsenal defender Gael Clichy insists Freddie Ljungberg was wrong when he claimed that the London club lacks ambition.

Ljungberg marked his departure from the Gunners this week by accusing Arsenal of breaking their promise to spend enough money to keep pace with Manchester United and Chelsea.

The Swede hinted that his departure to West Ham so soon after Thierry Henry left for Barcelona signalled the end of a glorious era for Arsenal.

But Clichy is convinced his former teammate's comments are well wide of the mark and the French left-back sees a bright future for Arsene Wenger's side.

"I don't think Arsenal lack ambition," he told the Evening Standard. "I don't know why Freddie said that. He has had nine great seasons with Arsenal and he's entitled to his opinion but I've got a different opinion.

"For two years we hear Arsenal are not competitive any more but last season we won both matches against Manchester United and drew both against Chelsea with what is supposed to be a young team, so I don't know what's wrong with that." - Sapa-AFP

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