Clichy quiet on title talk

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Arsenal defender Gael Clichy believes it is too early to start talking about the Gunners' Premier League title chances.

Manager Arsene Wenger takes his young side, who impressively came from behind against Aston Villa on Saturday, to Newcastle on Wednesday night looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the domestic season.

Arsenal also top the Premier League, but Clichy is adamant that any talk of the title race must wait until later in the campaign.

"Everyone showed at Aston Villa that we have the desire to do something good this year," Clichy told Arsenal's official website.

Quality

"Like the boss (Wenger) has said we have quality and big strength in the squad, now we must carry on like this.

"All of us think we can do something at Newcastle, as for being champions it is a bit early. We still have plenty of games.

The Frenchman - who is the youngest ever player to have won the Premier League after sampling success with the Gunners in 2003/04 - admits he is enjoying life at the top of the table, but he is wary of Arsenal's forthcoming fixtures.

"This is a big week for us we know but we have Chelsea and Tottenham coming up too," Clichy added.

Pleasure

"I think we can do something this season but let's just look at this game at Newcastle at the moment.

"Being top of the league is a great pleasure but since the start of the season I said we had great quality in the team and the spirit was there. Now we are in December and we have shown people that we are ready.

"We know we can do it (at Newcastle) and we'll go there to make it happen. If we go with desire and spirit we know we can get three points."