Arsenal fullback Gael Clichy admits being plucked out of the French Third Division by Arsene Wenger was a surreal experience.Clichy was signed by Wenger as a 17 year-old playing for Cannes in France's lower leagues."The night before I'd seen him on TV and now ArsÃ¨ne Wenger was in my house!" Clichy recalled to the Sunday Times. "Honestly, I was thinking, â€˜Is he really here, or is it someone who looks like him?' I'd played 20 games for Cannes. My idea was to move to a second division team and you think. â€˜I'm 17, I'm in the third division in France, and you're asking me to go and play with Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp?'"After 20 minutes I said, â€˜Okay, you're telling me to come, but you have two left- backs, Ashley Cole and [Gio] Van Bronckhorst. I don't want to sit in the reserves.' He said, â€˜Listen, if you come, Van Bronckhorst will go.'"I signed and the next month I picked up a newspaper and saw that Van Bronckhorst was leaving for Barcelona. I realised Wenger is someone you trust."