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Gallas A Gunner For Another Year

Arsenal centre back, William Gallas says he won't be going anywhere this summer, but reveals there has been no extension talks as he enters the final year of his contract.

With the rumour mill now running at fill tilt, there was speculation that Gallas' former gaffer, Jose Mourinho was looking to take the veteran defender to Inter Milan, but as with all good Arsenal players, this rumour was quickly quashed.

Speaking with Sky Sports Gallas said, 'I am at Arsenal, my contract is still valid for a year, so I am an Arsenal player.'

'We have not talked about renewing the contract, but I am relaxed and looking forward to next season with Arsenal.'

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 1 2009

Time: 11:28AM

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Some Blur song explains my thoughts.
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01/07/2009 12:09:00

yippeee. the defence marshall stays. hope we can cash in on senderos and silvestre, bring in tasci and voila!
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01/07/2009 12:45:00

"Charmless Man", No Distance Left to Run? Im really glad he is staying. Forget about the St Andrews incident and his autobiography, he is still the best defender at Arsenal(Hopefully Vermalen is better).
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01/07/2009 13:48:00

So now we can cross Melo & Benzema of our targets who of the other 147 players we have been linked to are we likely to get. p.s i also realise Benzema was never going to happen
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01/07/2009 13:50:00

Paul, I think you should know by now that I am a big fan of Gallas, so "Charmless Man" would not be the song, but the words "Woo Hoo" come to mind :D
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01/07/2009 14:01:00

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01/07/2009 14:22:00

We should be able to get one more really good season from Billy before he reaches the knacker yard. Vermaelen is still young and can only learn from training alongside Gallas, I doubt he will have played with a defender as good as that before now. I'm very glad he is staying, it would be difficult for Vermaelen to come in and asked to be top boy at the back straight away, a season with Billy G should bleed him in quite nicely.
Little Dutch
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01/07/2009 14:24:00

What does this mean for old Tubbzy though?
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01/07/2009 15:01:00

I would be happy to offer him a 2 year extension on top.
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01/07/2009 15:18:00

Great news! Just curious about Kolo now.
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01/07/2009 15:21:00

This is the first time I can remember Gallas speaking publicly since his injury.
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01/07/2009 15:44:00

True GK, and sometimes thats best.
Gun 'Em Down
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01/07/2009 18:43:00

Does that mean you'll be selling Toure to Man City then?
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01/07/2009 19:03:00

i hope Kolo stays. we can play him alongside Fab in the centre midfield. Kolo is a excellent footballer and im sure he can easily adapt to any given position. we should just get rid of Adebayaor & sign Samuel Etoo. he wud be perfect for us..
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01/07/2009 19:06:00

I would refrain from signing any player likely to be invoved in this years ACN, this season is just too important to be sending players away with the risk of them becoming "Toure-d"
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01/07/2009 19:26:00

Toure in midfield? Will people ever tire of hearing arguments against it?
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01/07/2009 19:34:00

ya but having someone like Etoo in the team for the later stages of the CL will be a huge positive. and anyway we have enough cover for that one month period if someone like Etoo is away for the ACN. and Tom i dun want to argue over that again, but i think Toure can easily fill the void left by Gilberto and Flamini. the guy is simply awesome in everything. if he gets a good pre-season under his belt this time, he'll be the same old Toure we've seen for years come the start of the season..
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01/07/2009 20:26:00

Kolo Toure does not have the stamina to play in midfield. Something to do with type 1/type 2? muscles, I think.
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02/07/2009 00:24:00

Good news! :)
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02/07/2009 10:20:00

And his total inability to read the game.
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02/07/2009 11:30:00

I'm quite happy, for Gallas to stay with us, even though he will be able to leave "on a free" next season 2010/11. We have been bang on about experience so we would be silly to get rid of him.
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