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....................