Monday, 1 December 2008

Wenger needs to keep William Gallas and that defence together

People who read my blog know that I rate William Gallas very highly despite all the shenanigan's over the last year.

I felt that there would be no way back for him after he was stripped of the captaincy. Well, maybe there is.

He is a world class defender and Arsenal are much better off with him than without him. His performance yesterday was top class.

We need to keep William Gallas purely because of his ability to defend. Forget the tantrum's and the bad press, when Gallas is on top of his game there aren't many better in the art of defending.

The main reason I feel we need to keep Gallas is because of his blossoming partnership with Johan Djourou. They look very comfortable together and as a result, Arsenal look a lot more solid at the back.

The Arsenal back-line against Chelsea was fantastic. The foundations of a good team are built on a solid defence.

Many Gooners have called for Djourou to be given a chance, myself included. He has proved that he is ready to become a first team regular, with Gallas alongside him.

Gallas seems happier without the responsibility of the armband. It allows him to concentrate on his main strength, defending.

Arsene Wenger seems to have given William Gallas an olive branch. The reaction of Gooners in the games since he was demoted from the captains role suggest they have too.

I'm glad Gooners have.

Keep it Goonerish....................

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

yeah i agree we should try and keep the gallas, djourou partnership playing together as much as possible. the big desision is, can we keep playing denilson out wide right, and who should partner cesc in the middle, denilson/song/diaby.

Wrighty7 said...

In my opinion Arsene Wenger needs to buy a new partner for Cesc Fabregas.

Anonymous said...

we need a couple of central midfielders,if toure cannot get in team as centre back how about midfield?

Rob said...

wenger said toure doesnt have the stamina to play in midfield.

Wrighty7 said...

Toure has been mooted about but I'd rather a player who is a natural in that position.

alxluc said...

he also said that about song doesnt look like we will be seeing the gallas djourou partnership this wkend atleast as both are now injured
would have said diaby with cesc but doesnt look like he can play more than 2 games

DUTCH GUNNER said...

Damm wright 'wrighty', I'm so pleased that M.silvestere didn't play cauz I tought he was far from solid, always'shakky', havey legs and can't read the game very well. Johan Djorou is alot better than him.
I don't even think we should use silvestere 4 carling games cauz he is just not good.
We should 'bench' him 4 a while and then release him in Januari..He's a WASTE.

jonathan said...

i tink gallas is top class, just stupid where he cnt keep his mouth shout but if the gunners learn from this performance i tink we can be up der fighting in may go gunners

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jonathan said...

i tink gallas is top class, just stupid where he cnt keep his mouth shout but if the gunners learn from this performance i tink we can be up der fighting in may go gunners

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Mayank said...

lol seems like the perfect time to buy back flamini..jokes apart we doo need to buy a cm not necessarily an out an out dm..coz i think though we do need someone to collect the loose balls and put pressure on incoming players that player also needs to have vision otherwise he will just not fit..either that or lorik cana(hes a personal favourite)..we could play song against teams who attack..silvestre needs to be sold off and proper cover should be bought..he was laughable in man u and is not nearly good enough for arsenal.. other than that i don't believe too many changes during winter will help our season..

Anonymous said...

good blog, personally id love to c wenger try sign flamini back, he would do wonders for our midfield and bring some stability back to the team. the defence is a massive problem still because we dont even know if gallas is goin to stay this summer so hope arsene has some plans for that!!!

Anonymous said...

Kolo is a problem because he is needed by the IC for the ANC evry two years if I'm not wrong.When he comes back he is shagged.Top quality player he maybe but in the latter stages of last season he did not perform to the high std and I wouldn't be surprised if he is sold or redeployed in mf.
One way or another AW needs to make a decision regarding him.African player may not cost as much but the ANC could put AW off from buying anymore such players.
Regadinf DJ if he performs to a high level,he could keep Kolo out.As we all know a strong defence is a must if the gunners want to win trphies.

Anonymous said...

Spot on as usual wrighty.

I would really like to see Kolo in the middle of the park with Cesc. He is athletic keeps it simple and when needed can bomb forward.The alternatives song and denilson just are not doing it in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree w/ u more Wrighty. Hopefully, the pressure now lifted from him will allow him to perform to his obvious abilities!!

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scottpuffin said...

Gallas is quality. Too many haters at Arsenal want him out. We'd be absolutely fucked without him.

We desperately need to fill that DM position because Denilson is pony, Diaby is a liability, and Song just isn't ready.

lp said...

You are right Wrighty. We need to sign MF to partner with Cesc. A player like Alonso or David Silva.

Suck my cock said...

If Toure were to be fit and regain form then why don't we play him alongside Djourou as he is a similar type of player to Gallas but with more explosive power than endurance running, something that Gallas is very good at. Think about it. How many times have when seen Gallas get himself in the box when we are attacking. He even did it against Chelsea. Yet he still has the stamina to march back in defence to make them last ditch tackles. I'm thinking that maybe he should be moved further upfield into defensive midfielder. His touch is really good for such a defensive player and he has a knack of scoring goals and I reckon with Cesc as our captain we could see Gallas be vice-captain playing alongside.

I'd like to see something like:

...........Fabianski...........
........Toure....Djourou.......
Sagna....................Clichy
............Gallas.............

....Denilson.......Fabregas....
...............................
....Walcott..........Vela......
............Bendtner...........

Suck my cock said...

....and give him the licence to roam and own the midfield. What do you think wrighty?

Anonymous said...

Wenger is doing that already. What is the point of this thread

Seb said...

popping in to put my money where my mouth is... great post though, Willy deserves some support for sure, he has behaved like a hero since losing the captaincy, well played that man.

webeatthescum5-1 said...

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Another piece of silverware you scum aint gonna win! Who we gonna beat in the semis this year then? was so looking forward to beating you 5-1 again!!!