Wednesday, 8 April 2009

I hope Gallas hasn't played his last game for Arsenal!

I've come to the conclusion that amongst Gooners William Gallas is like marmite; You love him or you hate him. I actually love him. Like a brother. And if William Gallas has played his last game for Arsenal then I'd be a gutted man.

I've heard some suggesting that he will be off in the summer. I really hope that isn't the case. I've also heard that he may be out for the rest of the season. I really, really, really hope that isn't the case.

I think Gallas deserves more credit than a pay-as-you-go phone. He has been immense for Arsenal since he was stripped off the captaincy. A true professional. Who'd have thought it? Pundits and the like predicted he would go off the rails. Well he has managed a big fat fuck you to them hasn't he?

In my opinion William Gallas is Arsenal's best defender. Yes, I've said it all before but I'm saying it again. William Gallas is Arsenal's best defender. If it's true that he will be out for the rest of the campaign then it is a huge blow. Gallas brings that calm and experience to the defence that others can't.

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

23 comments:

Goona Pete said...

Short but brilliant Wrighty

William said...

I would go one step further: he has been our best player since he lost the captaincy. He has been imperious, Franco Baresi-like, outstanding. I am concerned by his injury.

JonJon said...

gallas has been immence since he was stripped of the armband...

it was too much for him and we have seen the gallas of chelsea ever since....

im with you wrighty and i hope he stays....theres one way to make sure he does...we win the CL...

Wrighty7 said...

Totally agree William and lets hope so Jonjon!

I reckon we will win the damn thing!

messi said...

well 1st of all its funny how now when he is out of the picture for how long we dont know people are already missing him no 1 wanted to respect or show him love before but now when they will feel the abscence of gallas they cry and start bitching, never have i seen something like this before just incredible why not support the man through good and bad (dont know and dont care how it will be proved)but if im wrong then im sorry but if not SHAME ON YOU, arsenal for life!!!!!!!!!

JonJon said...

i remember you did a post a few month back mate where you said you wanted barca in the final and i agreed.... i want revenge and the way the results are going it looks like the arsenal barca final is on the cards.... lets hope gallas and rosicky are back and we beat the best to be the best....

Wrighty7 said...

Messi,

Check through my blog-posts. You will find I've backed Gallas THROUGHOUT his time at Arsenal.

Good and Bad

Anonymous said...

Superb article. I am one of those Arsenal Fans that believes in unconditional support for All our players. It has paid off with William Gallas and it has paid off with Eboue. Personally I am hoping that Bentner finds his purple patch just in time for the business end of the season. If he doesn't he will still have my unconditional support.It is the best position to take. regardless of the changes in direction that any season takes, you never regret anything that you have said or written.
Encouragement beats criticism every day of the week and twice on matchdays.
Irish Gunner.

Anonymous said...

but,but ,but he smokes!Naw think he's been excellent since losing the armband.He seems a bit touched to me thou.

Anonymous said...

Gallas has shown real strength of character since being stripped of his captaincy, almost unbelievable because he was humiliated.

Having said that, Toure played remarkably well last night.

I still don't think they make a good partnership though, we need Larsen from Villa, but either Gallas or Toure could partner him, but I'd prefer it to be Gallas.

Anonymous said...

WRIGHTY U DICK. JUST LIKE GALLAS

Anonymous said...

i'd rather have him fit but to be honest if there was one position to get injured it would be him as i think djourou is such a good replacement and he complements toure very well.

Al said...

Spot on Wrighty Gallas is our best defender. Both he and Adebayor do not get the credit they deserve from many fans. Ade scored a belter last night and played his socks off yet he has still gets slated.

RJP said...

I agree that Gallas is doing a lot better than expected, but you can't say he deserves more credit than a pay-as-you-go phone, thats slightly stupid, I would much prefer a pay as you go phone. But Gallas is a good defender.
Then again we still have senderos.

Anonymous said...

It's well known that Gallas is gone in the summer which is why the likes of Bassong are talking up their chances of playing for Wenger.

I agree Gallas has been good in 2009, but he was shocking during our bad run at the start of the season constantly being found out - just think of the goals against Fulham and Villa etc when he was poor. So good luck to him, its not as big a loss as many believe because our best defender at the club will be Djourou - a man who can actually head a ball and has pace.

Joppa Road said...

Im getting sick of having to agree with you all the time now. Gallas is a great player, a real shame that injury had to come now.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree Gallas is class.People who say Kolo is better are mad.Granted Kolo has a bigger Arse and has the turning radius of an oil tanker.JD lacks composure and strength.I would rather see Kolo leave than Gallas,sadly itseems that Kolo will stay and Gallas will be off.

Joppa Road said...

Anon, why have a go at Kolo? No need. I like Kolo, he shows alot of passion for our club.

Why have a go? Fckwit.

lccchoy said...

Agreed, Gallas is better than Kolo. Gallas is calm and collective while Kolo looks panicky.

Anonymous said...

Joppa I pointe out Kolos faults because passion is not enough.I have passion for Arsenal but I am not good enough to play for the club.I would take Gallas over Kolo every time.

Anonymous said...

I like Gallas and Toure, but neither are tall enough. We need taller CD's to prevent our set piece weakness in defence and to give us some potency at set pieces in attack.

bobl72 said...

True he has been good for us since the captaincy was stripped, but I still think he is a liability. Djourou is ready I think and will more than deputise, also I think that Kolo will reap the benefits of Gallas no longer being in the team. I have to say, for the record, I dont like Gallas, never have and I didn't want him via the Asley Cock deal but as long as he wears an Arsenal shirt he should be supported, but now hopefully I wont see him in one again.

Anonymous said...

I'd say Sagna's actually our best defender but I agree with most of the article. Gallas is a great player and our best central defender; luckily Toure's been playing well for the last couple of months (even better than Gallas IMO) and although Djourou hasn't played for quite a long time he played well when he came on against Villareal, although I do worry about him because he's inexperienced and we'll be playing Villareal, Liverpool and Chelsea in three of our next four games so it's not a good time for him to be thrown into the team.