Sunday, 20 April 2008

Gallas WILL leave and Song the man to replace Flamini?

There is no doubt in my mind that if Arsene Wenger take's the captain's armband off William Gallas in the summer then our defender will leave the club.

Gallas seem's the type who would throw his toy's out of his pram and demoting him as skipper would put a major dent in his pride.

I couldn't see him staying at the Arsenal if he wasn't captain. It would be hard for anyone to lose the captaincy and continue to play for the same club. It would be double hard for Gallas as he is a very strong willed character and I'm sure that he would do his nut and throw a major strop if he was demoted.

For me the only way a player could continue to play for the same club if demoted as captain would be if the captain himself gave it up. Gallas is very unlikely to do this as it would be like admitting he has failed the job.

Many people have different opinion's on Gallas leading the Arsenal side. I personally like Gallas as skipper simply because of his will to win at all cost's. This doesn't make me right, it's just my opinion.

One things for certain though, take the arm-band from Gallas, and we can say bye bye to him.

Flamini's contract has been a major talking point for Gooner's. The will-he wont-he situation is getting worrying. The offer is on the table and it has yet to be signed.

The noise's coming out from Flamini appear to encouraging but that means nothing really. The fact is the contract hasn't been signed and that is not good news.

If the worst happen's and our little terrier doe's leave the Emirates, could Song be the man to replace the Frenchman? We all know Wenger will promote in-house if need be and Song is beginning to look a real prospect.

I must admit when he first burst on the scene I wasn't too impressed. But he has improved in bundles and he showed his ability in the ANC for Cameroon.

Could he be Cesc's minder next season? Or will Le Boss go and get a replacement if Flamimi leaves? My monie's on Song.

Keep it Goonerish.......


Anonymous said...

I agree, I simply can not see Gallas staying as an ex-captain.

People have been critical of the Arsenal back line in the last few months, when it has been obvious we cant keep a clean sheet.

However I noticed that our back line was a problem from the very first day of the season. At the start of the season we had the habit of conceding early goals and having to win from losing positions-but because we won nobody took notice of the defensive frailties.

I see a definite change next season with our CB pairing, we have already seen Song play twice in the position and Kolo has hardly played there since coming back from the ANC. What this tells me is that Arsene knows there is a problem and will be addressing it.

Anonymous said...

people should lay off gallas its not ALL his fort he gives his all for the club i didnt see people complaining about mr henry when he had his hissy fits where he turned out to be a great captain where he was a real inspiration to the rest of the team where we won absoloutly NOTHING the guy scared the younger players into passin the ball to him at all costs

Anonymous said...

No its not sll Gallas's fault, but he is in no way a good Captain same as Henry great player poor captain.
We haven't yet replaced Viera as skipper and he himself wasn't same class as Tony Adams.
Compare Gallas and Henry to how Gilberto captained the side last season, by example and performance he carried us into the top 4 and into Europe.
Unfortunately due to his loss of form early season we had to have new captain unfortunately and rarely Wenger got it wrong. However what choice did he have, with such a young squad he looked to experience, Gilberto away at Copa America, Toure was going to miss quarter of season in Africa cup,Gallas was obvious choice but he is like Henry to wrapped up in himself.
My choice next year is Flamini if he stays or Fabregas, maybe still to young but maybe now is his time.

Anonymous said...

Agree, I have never been convinced by Gallas. It will not be a great loss if he goes as long as AW buys a decent replacement.

Song is a good player he has improved greatly since he went to the ACON and I can see him as the MF holding player. Lots of energy, quick, puts a foot in and good in the air. Passes well too.


Anonymous said...

I havnt actully thought about him leaving if he loses captaincy... but you're right, i think he will leave if he loses captaincy. I really hope he doesnt as he posses a lot of experience, he may not be the best captain but he is a good player and we wont be winning anything if we start selling our best players, which is making me think Wenger will keep him as captain.

Now we are in a situation with the inevitable departure of Mathieu Flamini, if i was Wenger i would seriously consider making him captain. Hes passionate and hard-working and i would love him to be captain. And this would surely keep him at the club. I feel we will suffer serverly if he leaves, he is simply one of the best defensive midfielders in the world.

On the matter of replacing Flamini... i think Wenger will promote from inside the team, and i feel that the man that will replace him will be diaby, Wenger described him as the next Viera when he was signed and i'm sure no-one will be disapointed if he turns out to be as good as patrick.
If Gilberto, flamini leave in the summer(and of course Diarra in Janurary) Wenger will have to buy at least one holding midfielder...

Song.. Ive been impressed with him in the last 2 matches esp in the reading match, good distribution and a solid replacement. I watched the ACN and Song really impressed in the role he was playing...
I however think Wenger sees his future in the centre of defence...

Wenger has some big decisions on his hands now!

Arsene Knows!

Wrighty7 said...

Gallas also can play right across the back. He is, in a sense, three players.

turbo said...

I hope Flamini signs but if he does not wtf??song will do that job just fine.

Anonymous said...

Great article. Flamini has agreed a deal with Bayern Munich apperantly. My mate works at a hotel and the meeting was held there.

northbank said...

Gallas left the chavs because he couldn't play where he wanted. He needs to grow up and reallise that no player is bigger than the club, especally in Arsene's eyes. If he is dropped as captian as he should be and wants to leave then let him. Arsenal need another world class defender and im sure thats where the boss is looking for that 1 expericed player. How about Ramos?
As for song i think he is being gromed for the C/B role could see him playing Diaby there but not song yet. so if Matty does go think we will also need a great C/M player to add to the list.
What do people think about the possablity of TH14 returning? I hear he wants to return to the EPL to be near his little girl, I can't see Arsene having him back, But it would break my heart to see him in a chavski shirt scoring against us!!!

Anonymous said...

1. You're dead right that Gallas will walk away if stripped of the captaincy: I have been thinking exactly the same thing.

2. We shouldn't be worried at the prospect. THough it has improved since hisr first season at AFC, Gallas's form has not been outstanding. He tends not to get tight enough to opponents in the box and the best of them exploit the chances that opens up. In addition, he's too short for CB and his behaviour is destabilizing.

3. Fabregas should be the new captain. He has been the true heart-beat of the team for the past 2 seasons. Gilberto is a class act - a great guy, a model professional and good leader, but he's not assured of a regular place in the side any more so there's no way he can be offered the captaincy.

4. I have thought for several weeks that Flamini is on his way: quite simply, he'd have signed well before now if he were serious about staying. We've seen this pattern with other players before and it ends with the exit-door.

5. Song is not the answer. He may have improved since last year, but he's too slow and lumbering and still too error-prone.

6. Don't know who would be the best replacement for Flamini - he's become so good that it is hard to think of a really good alternative.

Anonymous said...

Who the hell and idiots there commenting Henry as in comparing him with Gallas? Henry is Henry, his contributed his peak at Arsenal. Who the hell is Gallas? World class? He made as many mistakes as Senderous. Gallas is just a CB with nothing contributed to Arsenal. Remove his armband and sell him even if he wants to stay. Get loss Gallas!

1970's Gooner said...

Great stuff Wrighty another top story for you!

BimitarDerbatov said...

Fabregas should definitely be captain for you lot..

if Gallas is a player who thinks he's bigger than the club, then not only should he be stripped of captaincy but shown the door in the process..

Fabregas seems to be a passionate football player and certainly passionate about the Arsenal

i don't like a lot of ye'r players but i don't mind Fabregas..

that's my 2 cents worth..

Anonymous said...

Players like Flamini are 10 a penny, if he don't want to sign the contract - fuck him

Just get some other cunt with no actual abilty who will run his bollox into the ground - as long as they win the ball for Cesc - coz at the end of the day, he's the class act


Chokkablok said...

I don't think Song will replace Flamini. He's been playing in defence when he's appeared. I think Wenger will have to buy a central midfielder as he never replaced Diarra, but I think Diaby will be moved into the middle to partner Fabregas next season. He's clearly not in his favoured position as a winger, and could become a very Vieira-like player but with quicker feet.

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