Former Arsenal defender Gael Clichy signs for Servette

David Lynch
  • David Lynch
  • Updated: 17 May 2021 21:50 BST
  • 2 min read
David Lynch Updated: 17 May 2021 21:50 BST 2 min read
Former Arsenal defender Gael Clichy signs for Servette

Former Arsenal and Manchester City defender Gael Clichy has joined Swiss outfit Servette on an 18-month deal.

The Frenchman had been without a club since departing Istanbul Basaksehir at the end of last season having helped them clinch a maiden top-flight title.

However, he has postponed retirement in order to link back up with former Arsenal teammate Philippe Senderos, who now serves as sporting director at Servette.

Clichy told the club’s official website: “It is a great pleasure to sign for Servette FC.

“It’s an exciting challenge and I hope to be able to bring my experience and give my best on the pitch to help the club progress.

“I’ve been with the group for a few weeks, which is going very well. I can’t wait to be able to wear the garnet colors as soon as possible!”


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  • Senderos added: “We are very happy with Gael’s arrival at the club. Having worked with him during my playing career, I know all his qualities and his great professionalism.

    “He will bring his experience at the international level to a group in which he has already integrated very well.

    “His knowledge of the requirements of the very highest level will be beneficial for our youngest players who will benefit from his coaching and leadership “

    Servette currently sit rock bottom of the Swiss Super League with eight matches of the 2020-21 season played.

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