Reports coming in say that Gallas is to be stripped of his captaincy AND has been left out of the squad to play Manchester City altogether. Rumours were abound of such outcome but it still comes as a shock it has been acted on so quickly.
One would question the timing of such a decision. It is understood Wenger and Gallas had a meeting last eveining so there must be some seriousness about this issue. Wenger may not have liked the fact Gallas talked to the public or that there is an underlying problem that we don’t know outside the club but will hopefully be clarified soon.
The other question is was Gallas the problem or the player in question? Maybe the meeting intensified issues and Gallas was unhappy. Judging from his interview, he tried to sort the problem out but was insulted.
Arsene Wenger has stressed the unity and team spirit of the Arsenal team but somewhere there seems to be a flawed understanding of that in the club. Maybe there is a lack of professionalism as they are mainly young players, experience perhaps or just too personal in their views?
Gallas used the word ‘us’ in that same interview. That could mean he was referring to the team as a whole or that their are subgroups from which the member is referring to.
Actually what Gallas said is nothing wrong, it’s that he said it to the press and public. These views should have been a matter to be resolved within the club . What a joke everyone must think the club is becoming; throwing at least fourt place, Gallas’ petulance at Birmingham and Cigarrete-gate, Bendtner and Adebayor fighting on the pitch.
I don’t think Gallas should have been stripped of the captaincy but maybe a chance now for a new start. But what about for William Gallas? Would he like not being the main player anymore as he had the biggest authority before?
Let’s just sort this mess out as quick as possible and let the football do the talking.