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Wenger Happy With Gallas Display

Arsene Wenger hailed the performance of William Gallas after the Frenchman put in a solid display against Kiev as the Gunners fought their way through to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Gallas had been stripped of the captaincy earlier in the week after he publicly slated the Arsenal team and it's efforts, but the defender looked to try and rectify that with a good performance against Kiev.

Wenger said, 'I believe his focus was great,'

'He wanted to do well and you could see he was completely committed in the game. Overall, I feel he did well.'

'The crowd responded well, somewhere, they acknowledge that he was a committed captain and I was very happy that the crowd reacted in this way to him.'

Other media outlets would have you believe that not only did the Arsenal fans not even respond to a sheepish looking Gallas, but that Billy also 'blocked' van Persie goal bound effort on the line. It was not the greatest effort on goal by the Frenchman by any stretch of the imagination, but he was trying to poke in a shot that I am pretty sure was going wide.

I was not at the game last night, but watched on tv, however I hope some of our attending Gooners can confirm that my ears are not letting me down when I say I'm positive I heard mucho applause for some of his earlier touches and a half rousing rendition of 'Billy Gallas is our friend'



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Wednesday November 26 2008
Time: 8:53AM

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Too right about van Persie's effort, it was absolutely going wide. His first two touches were booed by two blokes behind me, a couple of strongly uttered four letter words (ooop, my swearing again) plus the fact that nobody joined in put a stop to that. Yes, his name was sung at one point when he played on through an abdominal injury. The one slip apart in the first half, he looked fine to me. Walked straight off at the end (though he did applaud the fans on his way off), but you can't really expect the guy to be happy smiley. Sunday's a big day for him.
Little Dutch
26/11/2008 09:08:00
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http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/arsenal-fc-appoint-new-chief-executive It only took ten months!
Little Dutch
26/11/2008 09:11:00
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If he scores the winner again on Sunday this whole sordid affair will be forgotten about!!!
Rocky7
26/11/2008 09:11:00
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Thanks for the head up LD ;)
Rocky7
26/11/2008 09:22:00
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thought Gallas made mistakes myself.
Tiny T
26/11/2008 09:32:00
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Of course he made mistakes, every footballer does. Ok one was really bad, but it's one of those things. Other than that he was solid, in my opinion.
Rocky7
26/11/2008 09:34:00
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He played well for me. I am still worried about that right back spot. Eboue or Sagna need to return as quick as possible. it is very hard for us to play without a full back who runs forward. Well done Billy.
Tom14
26/11/2008 09:37:00
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Apparently Tom, Sagna could return for Chelsea on Sunday!!!
Rocky7
26/11/2008 09:42:00
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Gallas was average last night. He didn't have to be good as Kiev were pretty pants going forward and only threatened very briefly, with a negative display. He made one huge cock up, by being too casual, other than that a 6/10 for Billy!
LondonGooner
26/11/2008 09:50:00
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That's a pretty high rating for that match last night LG - lol
Rocky7
26/11/2008 09:53:00
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