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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.




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 1 2006

Time: 4:18PM

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******* Gallas u r SCUM!!!!!!
Mikeyblue
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01/09/2006 16:25:00

A last minute winner against Spuds last year AND he annoys Chelski fans. Billy, you're gonna fit in just fine!
Little Dutch
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01/09/2006 16:34:00

By that response you'd have thought that Gallas was the player who met Arsenal behind Chelsea's back, got caught and refused to admit he'd done anything wrong. I think William will quickly become an Arsenal favorite!!
Rocky7
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01/09/2006 16:36:00

he already was before he was an arsenal player when we found out that he also wanted the move and hated chelski
abdleb
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01/09/2006 16:48:00

c'mon!!! him and toure....... mmmmm cant wait. with gallas and baptista i think we have a good chance of going for the league. we finally have the strong midfielder we all wanted, albeit an attacking one.
elio14
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01/09/2006 17:07:00

Sorry got carried away, just dissapointed that he engineered the move the way he did!
Mikeyblue
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01/09/2006 17:07:00

what's a nuber 3? He's a conniving toe-rag!
merlin
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01/09/2006 17:10:00

No idea what you're talking about Merlin :P And if you don't like conniving toe-rags, you've sure got the wrong player playing at left back. He's the worst of them all.
Rocky7
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01/09/2006 17:13:00

I'm really happy for Arsenal as i feel Gallas is the best defender i have seen in world cup he was just amasing and i can't say about Baptista as i have not seen him play but he must be of great talent as Arsenal have signed hin
Anjana
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01/09/2006 17:52:00

So, what's this I'm hearing that we are getting 5M now, rising to 12M over two seasons? DAYUUMMMM!
I'm one helluva happy fella!!!
Gaga
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01/09/2006 17:54:00

well done gallas best defender in the land hope u enjoy ure stay
the rodge
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01/09/2006 18:14:00

Welcome to Arsenal Willie G. We've always needed a solid centre back like him since Sol left. Now we got him. Now its time to perform. Gunners forever! I'm outy
Tugboat
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01/09/2006 22:29:00

i think arsenal have done really well here. this guy is better than cole. he is honest, tougher and happier.
leftfoot
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02/09/2006 01:33:00

You got the better end of the deal. I wouldn't fall in love with Gallas though, he is a bit touched to have wanted the move?!
USA
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02/09/2006 02:25:00

So he should be!
sandgroanun
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02/09/2006 19:20:00

i think heres were we can use the saying out with the old in with the new the new era the EMIRATeS era
#1-gooner
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03/09/2006 00:28:00

I think Arsenal got the better deal, gallas is quality and remember you can get Cole back for nothing next season when he's sat on the bench all this season.
dazza71
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03/09/2006 14:58:00

nah they'll play him after chasing him for 18 mouths hell play for sure
#1-gooner
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03/09/2006 15:12:00

ya. Till he starts talking to AC behind chelski's backs!!!
Tugboat
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03/09/2006 20:21:00

I like the happy gunner pun mate :D :D
red_chattey
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03/09/2006 20:28:00

 

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