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Wenger Sticking With Gallas and The Verminator

Wenger Sticking With Gallas and The Verminator

Being Arsenal fans, we've become accustomed to an extensive and constant injury list, and with the games coming thick and fast the chances of more set backs are ever increased.

Usually at this time of year, with Christmas fast approaching (I really need to do some shopping) managers all over the country chop and change their line-ups to ensure their player have the maximum chance of making it through the festive period (unless your name is Rafa of course in which case you do it all year round). However the Arsenal gaffer is unwilling to rotate his central defensive pair after they have seemed to form an instant and formidable partnership.

Thomas Vermaelen, signed for a size-able wad in the summer, has slotted seamlessly into the team, becoming a firm favorite with the fans. And it's surely no coincidence that the arrival of Vermaelan has seen the much maligned William Gallas become the ultimate defensive professional?

Well the Arsenal manager says he is unwilling to break this winning formula for the sake of rest, yet believes that should the worst happen and we lost one of the central pair to injury, that we have sufficient cover in that position.

'They have been exposed much more and they go as well now on international duty after the Wolverhampton game, Senderos is coming back into a good condition, Silvestre is working very hard and looking very good in training, so we are covered but of course, you want to keep everybody in fitness.' said Le Boss

"At the moment, no I am not tempted to rotate. I do not like to rotate too much in central defence because we are in a position where they have a good understanding and every point is vital so it's not worth to take a gamble if I'm not forced to do it.'

Whilst I'm not entirely sure that our central defensive cover is enough to instill players and fans with bucket loads of confidence, I'm definitely with Wenger that there should be no tinkering at this stage of the season.

The pair look so good together they could be mistaken for Starsky and Hutch, Thelma and Louise, Michelangelo and Leonardo (the Turtles not the painters) or Turner and Hooch .... and you know what happens when these famous partners get split up? They get miserable, and pine for each other. So let's keep one of the strongest units I've seen in a long while together for as long as possible.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Friday November 6 2009
Time: 12:09PM

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Spot on!! I reviewed the CC game the other day and was very impressed with Silvestre, my only prob with him was that he seemed slow but he had his thinking hat on and I liked that. I found Senderos a bit off though he played well enough but I think he needs games.
06/11/2009 12:56:00
Michelangelo and Leonardo!! lol
07/11/2009 07:26:00
Don't break the pair! ...They're playing good together, i think they bring the best out of each other and Gallas finally looks happy and is playing as good as i always knew he was. There's absolutely no need to change things when they're going good. I only have 1 problem with the team thats getting picked and thats Mr.Give-it-away Diaby
07/11/2009 11:47:00
Its way too early to rotate, but Wenger should consider it at some point later in the season. I would like the Silvestre-Senderos to continue in the CC AND feature in the FA Cup as well. It will give them a run out, as well as rest our 1st choice. Btw Gallas was top quality even last season. Just that Vermaelen filled the defensive gap that was Toure.
08/11/2009 10:27:00
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