After Cesc's recent performances in Euro 2008 some Gooners are calling for him to be made Arsenal captain. I'm all for this, but not at this present time.
Although surprised at the time, I feel that Le Boss made the right call in naming Gallas the Arsenal skipper. Pretty much everyone believed that Gilberto would be named Thierry Henry's successor and it was a shock to see Gallas as new club captain.
I feel that Gallas is a good captain. I know Gooners are split on him but I feel looking at the squad William is the right man to lead Arsenal onto the pitch.
He inspires a winning mentality and a never-say-die attitude to the team. In short, he is a warrior and winner. Arsenal came so close last season to being champions, was it a coincidence with Gallas as the leader on the pitch?
People point to his outburst at Birmingham last season as a reason for him to be stripped of his arm-band. Again people are spilt on this moment. I think it showed how much he cared about winning and lets not forget the circumstances in the game. He had just seen a team mate suffer one of the worst injuries seen in the game and Arsenal had just conceded a late penalty. Emotions are running high and isn't Gallas human after all?
Do you know how you would have reacted in this situation? You never know, you could act the same.
I can understand Gooners not taking him to heart right away. He did play for Chelsea! But I really feel that he is still the right man for the job and he would have learnt bundles from his experience as skipper last season.
Take the arm-band away from him and give it to Cesc now and I strongly believe that we would be saying bye bye Billy. He wouldn't stay if you took that away. It would undermine him, how could he stay?
The day Gallas leaves Arsenal is the day that Cesc Fabregas will be installed as Arsenal skipper. And quite rightly so. He loves the club and I can say that with the confidence it wont bite me on the arse!
Another name thrown in the hat would have to be Kolo Toure. He is very loyal and at least deserves to be in the reckoning. Although I feel he will be appointed vice-captain to Fabregas when the day comes calling.
Fabregas has all the ingredients to become Arsenal captain. But that time isn't right now. Have patience and you WILL see Cesc one day being Arsenal skipper, it is his destiny. He is made for it.
But right now I believe Gallas is the right man and will show why he is captain this coming season when hopefully he will be lifting some silverware.
Keep it Goonerish................