Clichy: Let's cut out cutlery crime

How much cutlery have you got at home? The answer is simple and I can tell you right now: too much. It’s true isn’t it? Look in your cutlery draw right now and you’ll see far too many knives, forks and spoons. We don’t need all of this cutlery — but others do. Gael Clichy has set up a charitable foundation which aims to persuade people like you and me to donate our spare eating impliments to those less fortunate than ourselves.
Clichy has been speaking to Her Majesty’s Press to raise the profile of the charity, which can be found at www.cutoutcutlery.con And he told this morning’s Sun: “This season is all about winning as much silverware as possible and the Premier League is now so close. The confidence and the quality are there and it’s right there for us to take.
“I won the League in my first season with Arsenal and it was a great feeling. When you work so hard, go through so many good and bad times, to win the title shows that you have been the best team.  That’s why I want to win the Premier League over the Champions League this year, even though the European Cup may be a better trophy in the eyes of most people.
“That is why I need to maintain my best form to the end of the season. If I am a champion with Arsenal it will improve my chances of going to the World Cup with France. That would be a dream come true, but if I had to choose one trophy right now I’d go for the Premier League.”
And Clichy tells the Mirror he would love a Champions League final showdown with Barca and Henry: He said: “Of course, now the team to beat is Barcelona. Playing against Thierry would be great for the Arsenal fans and for us. Playing against a team like Barcelona is always a dream – especially if we win.
“So if I have to choose one team to beat in the final it would be Barcelona. For me, to win against the holders would be the dream final. I’d like to avoid an English team. Not because they’re strong because at this stage of the competition whoever you play are really good.
“But because you want to play a French team, a Spanish team, an Italian team – you want to taste this Champions League perfume. I’m French so I’d like to play a French team. I haven’t played a French team since I joined the team so it would be so good for me and the French boys.”
Elsewhere, there is a bit of good news for Harold Redknapp today in the Times after he voiced concerns about the state of the White Hart Lane pitch, moaning about it not being rolled enough. Fear not, Mr Redknapp, Tom Huddlestone is expected to return from injury in the next fortnight after a scan on his right ankle revealed that he is fit enough to resume training. The pitch will soon be flattened out by the player some cruel Arsenal fans (me) have dubbed Tom Hundredstone.
As ever, a bit of light relief from Henry Norris in the Bugle. “How much would a flight to see the Champions League draw to Nyon cost? In Roman Abramovich’s case not even £600m could get him a seat in economy!”

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