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Gallas Calls For Cup And Euro Double

Arsenal defender Billy Gallas says that Arsenal have fallen too far behind Premiership leaders Manchester United to win the league this season.

Some Gooners thought that the additions of Gallas, Rosicky and Baptista would be enough to see Arsenal compete for the Premiership crown this season. They were wrong.

Arsene's young guns will not compete for the domestic title untill next season, that is my humble opinion.

Gallas agrees and says that the Gunners need to concentrate on the FA Cup and Champions League.

Speaking ahead of the FA Cup third round tie with Liverpool Gallas said: 'It's true the title is a long way off.

'We have dropped too many silly points and we're paying for it with our position.

'It's even more of a shame because Manchester United and Chelsea dropped off a bit.

'With three matches a week it's normal these teams have a tricky spell, even with their big squads.

'We should have taken advantage but we didn't. Now, apart from the Champions League, the FA Cup has become a big target for us.

Gallas is also hoping to make his return against Liverpool.

The Frenchman said: 'I don't know whether I'll play against Liverpool but I would really like to.

'I feel well and training is going really well. Every day I feel I'm getting back to my best.'

I'd also like to take this chance to say hello to my brother who is currently residing is sunny Ayia Napa.

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Writer: Nick Simmonett  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 6 2007

Time: 12:57AM

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Quite a strange ending to the article, but respect to Billy nonetheless!!
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06/01/2007 01:01:00

Gallas is top quality and I understand what he's saying. I reckon the FA Cup will be in your trophy cabinet come the end of the season.
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06/01/2007 01:01:00

arsenal need to win something.... they have an incredible squad on paper but now is the time to do it on the grass
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06/01/2007 01:04:00

oh ayia napa, home of many a oozo... i share his optimism, but the league isn't dead until the fat man Jol sings !
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06/01/2007 01:07:00

I can explain the ending....I'm pi**ed. :D
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06/01/2007 01:09:00

One thing is for sure, Jol won't be singing anything for a while...
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06/01/2007 01:24:00

respect to billy g, and respect to simmy's bro - he's in sunny climes, i wish I soddin' well was :) »»Arsene knows««
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06/01/2007 01:25:00

Respect? I think the word your looking for is 'envy' on both counts...
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06/01/2007 01:30:00

United will go into freefall soon and the chavs are in sight...victory tommorow is gonna galvanise us to title glory..u better believe it
Anon 1
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06/01/2007 01:34:00

Anon...If that happens this seaon I'll marry a goat...
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06/01/2007 01:37:00

well Jordan's already married... I don't care for realism...
Anon 1
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06/01/2007 01:47:00

Lol. There's always Jodie Marsh...
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06/01/2007 01:52:00

when we left liverpool behind after destroying them 3-0 nobody would have thought that a few months later they'd be ahead of us and just 8 points behind the chavs..we shouldn't make the same mistake with united...we've gotta keep winning and see where that takes title glory
Anon 1
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06/01/2007 01:58:00

Do you honestly think we can still win the title? I appreciate that United are yet to suffer their dip in form but 17 points is a lot to make up.
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06/01/2007 02:11:00

It ain't 17 points its fifteen with us still to play them...if we beat them it can very swiftly change to a single figure gap... then we can apply some pressure
Anon 1
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06/01/2007 02:26:00

My mistake Anon. Still, you think 15 points is catchable?
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06/01/2007 02:29:00

Won't 'appen this year boys we know this, but with the players coming back (Diaby will make a big diff. come Feb) top 3 is the aim. Hearing Big Willy G speak - the geeza is pure gooner Did'nt he used to ply his trade elsewhere? he he Maureens' teeth are still grindin!
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06/01/2007 02:32:00

If your gonna be a fan uve always gotta believe...would have you have left early at Anfield in 1989 cos of traffic?
Anon 1
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06/01/2007 02:42:00

messed up that sentence..its late..still you get my point
Anon 1
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06/01/2007 02:45:00

15 points...3 defeats and 3 draw between now and the end of the that so unrealistic?
Anon 1
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06/01/2007 02:52:00

I'd never leave a game early. I wish I could share your optimism Anon, but I cant see us making it up now.
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06/01/2007 03:32:00

can't see it myself (catching united) - more concerned this season with finishing third comfortably, perhaps overhauling chelski. but that will require them to shed more points in upcoming fixtures, and us to bury our soometime-occuring away day malaises. »»Arsene Knows««
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06/01/2007 08:38:00

wengers' attitude is one game at a time, anything can happen as long as we win, what the other do is secondary then. Really hope we all guns blazing against liverpool!
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06/01/2007 10:26:00

we got two hopes...... bob hope and no hope
fran merida
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06/01/2007 11:44:00

Liverpool 1 vs 3 The Arsenal: Stars Wars episode IV A New Hope :)
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07/01/2007 01:41:00

we have no hope for the league,but i dont mind being proven wrong
fran merida
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07/01/2007 01:58:00

its still feasible.....
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07/01/2007 13:37:00


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