The Gallas/Toure partnership has always been a talking point with Gooners.
On paper the pair look very strong together but the reality is the partnership has flaws and has been exposed many a time.
The pair are very similar players. I think it's obvious that both play better and look more comfortable alongside a dominant centre back instead of each other.
When Gallas was at Chelsea he had the dominating John Terry as his partner and Kolo flourished with Sol Campbell patrolling with him at the back.
Djourou can be that dominating defender for Arsenal. He has the ability and the size to do so. It's fair to say that when Djourou played in place of the injured Toure Arsenal looked more solid.
I personally felt that when Djourou played he looked one of our better players and deserved to kept in the side. The return of Toure demoted Djourou and I felt it was unfair.
Maybe that's why Arsenal can be complacent at times. There is no competition for places, certain players know that they will be picked if fit. Who knows?
We looked shaky at the back on Saturday despite a 4-0 win. To win the league we need to be more solid.
I think Djourou deserves a run in the side. But the question is who makes way? It's a tough shout between Gallas and Toure but I'd side with Gallas/Djourou being the partnership just based on what I saw in the earlier games.
I love Toure so don't think this a personal attack on him. It's just an opinion of mine.
Keep it Goonerish...........