Gallas Arsenal’s Best Defender To Leave
William Gallas joined us as part of the Ashley Cole transfer. Nobody knows whether Gallas really want to join Arsenal or if he wanted to move abroad. Gallas seemed a reluctant Gooner in his first season, always complaining about the team’s attitude, their lack of desire to win. It was a surprise then that Arsene appointed Gallas as captain on Henry’s departure.
Gallas was a good captain. He inspired the team and drove us close to glory. The press had it in for him though, and the infamous Birmingham City incident gave them weeks and weeks worth of ammunition. What that incident showed was Gallas realised that some of the players did not have the nerve to win the title.
This season Gallas dared tell the truth about a spoilt dressing room, he dared reveal that too many of our players are prima donnas with haven’t earn that right and he lost the captaincy.
Since coming back Gallas has been the rock of the defence. He held the defence together, covered for all his teammates when they made mistakes. Then the dreadful day at Villarreal when he went off injured and his season ended. With this one departure so too ended our season.
We got past Villarreal, but with Gallas in the team would we have conceded four goals against Liverpool? With Gallas cajoling and helping his defence and team, will we have capitulated to Manchester United in the Champions League? Would Gallas have been caught off-guard as Silvestre was against Chelsea in the FA Cup and would Gallas allowed our defence to crumble against Chelsea in the league?
Gallas was the man who held the defence together, he might not have too many friends in the changing room, but that is because he is honest and that hurts some of our “babies” whose egos might get bruised.
Now it appears that Arsene is prepared to let him go. This is what Gallas wants, but it might be the best option for Arsenal. Gallas is the experience and rock that we need at the back. Allowing Gallas to leave is a big mistake; we should be offering Gallas a new two year contract. Instead he will be sold for £3 million and in his place we have Silvestre.