Gallas Delighted To Be At Arsenal
William Gallas has spoken for the first time about his delight upon his move to Arsenal.
The French centre back moved to Arsenal, as part of a swap deal involving Ashley Cole, despite nasty little Maureenho saying he'd rather Gallas were left to 'rot on the bench'. The player had expressed his desire to leave but the Chelsea manager was reluctant to let him go.
However, now that the horrible mess is all done and dusted, William Gallas has spoke to Arsenal.com as an Arsenal player.
The happy player said, 'I am delighted to be joining Arsenal, and am looking forward to the new challenges that the Club and coming seasons hold. Arsenal has a great history and sense of tradition, and combined with the fantastic facilities offers me a great move and chance to build on my career and enjoy what will hopefully be further successes.'
Arsene Wenger appeared just as delighted as the player.
"We welcome William to the Club while saying goodbye to Ashley Cole, a player that has given a lot for us over a number of years. With Gallas` arrival we welcome an accomplished and versatile defender who can perform anywhere across the back line, and I am an admirer of his pace and strength. We hope that he helps us achieve our objectives on the pitch in the coming season and beyond. "
I'm sure the Ashburton faithful will make William feel at home right from his first kick of a ball.
Gallas has been issued Cole's old number 3 shirt.