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Arsenal Sign William Gallas

Arsenal Sign William Gallas

Arsene Wenger has defied Jose Mourinho and brought Chelsea defender William Gallas to Arsenal.

Gallas became a Gunner after being involved in a swap deal with Ashley Cole. The saga, probably the longest running in history, ended as both clubs finally came to an agreement after a long and painstaking negotiation.

The French international is widely reputed as Chelsea's best defender ahead of John Terry, and in fact, since Gallas has been out of the side Chelsea have looked decidedly shaky at set pieces.

Arsenal will now have a solid central pairing of Kolo Toure and William Gallas, indeed many people would think that this is the best pair of centre back for any team in England, if not Europe.

The Gunners will receive £5 Million along with Gallas from Chelsea for the services of Ashley 'Fed to the sharks' Cole.

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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Friday September 1 2006
Time: 2:30AM

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If that's a done deal, then it's a fantastic news indeed to our Team. AW's magic has nullified JM's wit. Welcome, Gallas!
SWPACIFIC
01/09/2006 02:43:00
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I feel this is one of the most important transfers for a very very long time. We needed strength in depth and in Gallas we've got one of the best centre backs in the game. Toure & Gallas=sheer class.
Rocky7
01/09/2006 02:47:00
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this could well be the best defensive partnership in europe and i think its not long before they will prove it. gallas is from the premiership and woudntl need to adjust and try get used to the premiership so good luck to us
abdleb
01/09/2006 02:52:00
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You got the better player and £5 Million! Still, Im glad our tap up worked and the malcontent is gone.
USA
01/09/2006 03:01:00
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good!so maybe now i can watch me`s porn in peace now without wondering who the ***** AW`s gonna get.
arsenor
01/09/2006 03:03:00
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Senasational bit of business. An aging head case of a defender overrated at 5 mill, plus another 5 mill in cash, for Cole who was initially rated at over 20 mill. That's not defiance, that's caving in. At least Gallas speaks the clubhouse language and will enjoy the team's pre-game meal of escargot and armagnac.
greatwhitenorf
01/09/2006 06:14:00
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Well done Arsene,Gallas is one of the top defenders in the world and at 28 can play atleast 6 more years at the top level as a world class defender.
Mikec
01/09/2006 07:26:00
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Greatwhitenorf, Of all the people on any forum in the world, surely you should be the one not talking about pre-match meals! Youve just paid 6 million for a man who's had 1 good premiership season, thats caving in, you gave Chelski frank Arnesen without a fight. Talking of our club house language, how many english players did you buy this window? Did you sign 2 frenchman? send them over for some of our prematch meal, I promise we wont tamper with it.
iceman10
01/09/2006 08:25:00
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quite a shock getting Gallas but a superb deal
Tel Boy
01/09/2006 08:49:00
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hes a good defender with alot of expierence. but I don't think he is worth the swap with ashley cole to be honest if it was a straight swap, but the £5 million will make a good deal.
swanzboichris
01/09/2006 08:57:00
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