A second season goes by Arsenal and Gallas are still trophy less while he is left to think if he made the right choice joining Arsenal last season … Gallas isn’t the only one having second thoughts about being at Arsenal, I for one now that these last few weeks or so have given me a lot of things to think about regarding his presence at Arsenal,His Captaincy for a starter.
I Don’t see how a player can become a captain in his second season here only .He is a player who came here from Chelsea and that isn’t the best asset any player coming to Arsenal would want to highlight. He isn’t in the best relations with most of the players. He is older than most of them by 5 or 6 years the least, doesn’t enjoy the same things they enjoy and the young players don’t necessarily relate to him. Before a match what has Gallas to speak about ?? What memories can Gallas bring back when most of the players he is captaining (actually all of them except Sagna) have been here longer than he has … He can speak about games from history books but he can’t speak about a game or a memory this team can relate to … even if he did … he couldn’t speak about it like an Arsenal player would cause he just simply wasn’t until last season.
Being a captain has put him under the spotlight and its something he particularly enjoys. He loves to talks and sometimes talk things that are either untrue or shouldn’t be said at all. His comments a few weeks ago about Walcott were twisted and turned to remove the sarcasm out of them but at the end of the day the words are still out here for people to read and no matter how you add it up it will still point out to the fact that he is putting a young and promising asset down by telling Theo he still has to learn and is predictable in matches. Now that’s not the sweetest thing to say. And now today for anyone of you who has surfed the web this early on the morning you will see Gallas making the headlines again with this quote “What is positive compared to last season is that maybe we will finish third and we got to the Champions League quarter-finals”. Quite a de-motivator for a captain isn’t he and quite a quite for a fighter …
In the last few weeks Gallas just seems to have given up and it shows in his defense … he is a shadow of his former self .. While Toure might have his own problems and conclusions to why his form has dropped I think its obvious with Gallas . He is not a fighter anymore . For him it seems the fight was over almost a month ago ever since the Chelsea game … Its just over for him and it should be over for us as well with him … His Negative vibes, his unnecessary comments . He doesn’t seem to get along very well with the team and now that things are as bad as they are it is starting to show and maybe the bold move would be to let him go this summer and degrade him of his captaincy.