Date:Wednesday January 6 2010
After winning the much coveted and prestigious Vital Arsenal player of the month award (an award that William will treasure forever no doubt) William Gallas has been praised by Gunners gaffer, Arsene Wenger for his professionalism and his performances so far in the 2009/10 campaign
Gallas has suffered a turbulent Arsenal career ever since that fateful day at St Andrew's in 2008. The French defender was lambasted across the board as he seemingly sulked at the end of the 2-2 draw (which was the catalyst for the collapse of our title charge) sitting in the centre circle at the end of the match refusing to talk to anyone.
Further controversy came as he was stripped of the captain early in the next campaign after vocally and publicly slagging off almost the entire squad causing friction between many of the players.
However ever since Gallas has become a silent emotionless robot who puts in top performance after top performance, quietly going about his business in the most professional manner possible. The addition of Thomas Vermaelen in the summer has only served to strengthen Gallas' performances as the pair formed an instantly solid understanding.
Arsene Wenger recognises Gallas efforts and singled him out for not only praise, but also the bending of his 'one year for the over 30's' contract rule.
"For me William has been amazing the whole season, he does what you dream of as a manager, he does not talk and plays well.'
"He is an ambitious guy and, when he is 50:50, he plays. For example at West Ham on Sunday, even when he is half-injured with a muscular problem and the physios tell me he might not play, he comes in and tells me he can play.
"I have a big respect for what he has done. He wanted to do well as a captain [as well] but what you respect in these situations is how well he responded when he was not captain anymore. At some stage he have might considered [leaving]. But it is always the same in life, if you have the right attitude then people will rate you. It is a credit to him.'
"He had the right attitude and maybe now he has maybe found an appetite for the Club again."
Speaking of his bizarre contract rule and a possible new deal for Gallas Wenger said 'Yes unfortunately that is the rule here, but for a centre back you can be a bit more comprehensive with the situation. For a striker after 32 you can only give a year. For a defender, we`ll see.'
"I had a pre-meeting with his agents one month ago. We agreed to meet now at the beginning of the year."
Date:Wednesday January 6 2010
Arsenal Confirm Gabriel Capture (Wednesday January 28 2015)
Arteta Agrees 12 Month Extension? (Wednesday January 28 2015)
Boro Tie Set & On TV (Wednesday January 28 2015)
Wenger On Brighton & Unpredictable FA Cup (Tuesday January 27 2015)
Paulista (Nearly) In Akpom Out? (Tuesday January 27 2015)
Arsenal MotM v Brighton? (Tuesday January 27 2015)
Stats: Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal (Tuesday January 27 2015)
Arsenal Draw Boro In The 5th Round of The FA Cup (Monday January 26 2015)
Come In No 12 - Arsenal FA Cup 5th Rd Draw (Monday January 26 2015)
FA Cup Still In Arsenal's Sights (Sunday January 25 2015)
|2. Man City||22||14||5||3||23||47|
|4. Man Utd||22||11||7||4||15||40|
|7. West Ham||22||10||6||6||10||36|
|Ince Out, Powell In?
» Hull City : 28/01/2015 17:51:00
|Shrewsbury Snap Up Sunderland Starlet.
» Sunderland : 28/01/2015 17:44:00
|Jahraldo-Martin Says Alloa To Athletic
» Hull City : 28/01/2015 17:43:00
|Another Central Defender Added to United`s List
» Man Utd : 28/01/2015 17:40:00
|Early City Team Selection Worries
» Chelsea : 28/01/2015 17:33:00