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Billy G To Keep The (C)

Billy G To Keep The (C)

Arsene Wenger has confirmed his controversial decision to name William Gallas as club captain last season will remain in place for the forthcoming campaign.

Many Arsenal fans, stirred by the media hype of that fateful game at St Andrews last season, believe Gallas is not the right man for the job, however Wenger disagrees.

'If he plays, he will be captain,' said Wenger. 'If he does not play, it will be somebody else. But William will be the club captain, yes.'

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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Saturday August 2 2008
Time: 11:57AM

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Had to be the obvious choice.Maybe Kolo could do the job.
cockaduddle
02/08/2008 12:07:00
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Only guy for the job. Cesc will be ready to take the mantle soon, but let's not overload him too early. Billy G did a very good job last year, sitting down in the centre circle doesn't change that for me. I don't really see how it can. Unless of course Chelsea fans are campaigning tohave JT stripped of the captaincy for his many teary outbursts?
Little Dutch
02/08/2008 12:11:00
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I am 100% behind this decision. Vice-captains: Kolo, Almunia, Cesc and Clichy.
G4L
02/08/2008 12:12:00
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There can be no other. Cesc can take over Billy when he leaves/retires and will be the perfect age then too.
Rocky7
02/08/2008 12:23:00
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Wenger was right to give Gallas the impression, at the end of last season, that it wasn't an automatic decision. Just as he was right to confirm his captaincy now. Gallas' faults have been overstated just as much as his qualities have been understated
Amos.
02/08/2008 12:51:00
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tears of joy for him well done gallas
123spurs
02/08/2008 13:17:00
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No better choice. Like Amos says, if Gallas was made to sweat a bit, he'll be the better for it. At the risk of sounding like Keegan, I would love it if we won the title with a great Gallas contribution, then have to listen to all the TV pundits telling us how great a captain he was!
Andy-bayor
02/08/2008 14:20:00
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Time will tell whether this was a good choice, but it looks to be a good one. Billy has already said he will learn from his mistakes and thats a positive attitude to have. Last season, his positives outweighed the negatives by a fair margin.
prits
02/08/2008 19:19:00
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Kolo would be the choice for me, although it is a difficult decision i guess. I got Gallas in my FF team, so i hope he does well for you
G4SH34D
02/08/2008 19:37:00
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oy wenger. im gonna be captain again this season. you got a problem with that. er no mr gallas what ever you say. thats alright then. as long as we know who the boss is there should'nt be any problems. ALRIGHT. yes i understand william i wont give you no trouble!!
dspurs64
02/08/2008 19:51:00
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