William Gallas (Out)

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Linson, Jul 22, 2008.

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  1. Wenger14

    Wenger14 New Member Elite

    Re: Gallas Off?

    We won't sign 2 cb's, I'm nervous about just the one to replace Gallas.
     
  2. darthwenger

    darthwenger New Member

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    I think he is gone - PHW comments basically puts the lid on him staying. I think we'll buy one more CB and gamble on Djourou's fitness with Campbell here as well - like to see Nordveit promoted and possibly a run in our cup teams.
     
  3. ricky1985

    ricky1985 Active Member Elite

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    If, after 6 years of developing him and at 23 years of age, Djourou's not even good enough as a 3rd choice centreback, what's the point of keeping him around?

    I think Wenger will see it the same way. If Wenger doesn't believe he's good enough for that role he'll move him on, unless his injury inhibits him going forward - all the indications are that it won't - I can see Wenger being very happy with Djourou as the first reserve next season.
     
  4. darthwenger

    darthwenger New Member

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    Imo, Djourou has to prove himself again. Has always had the height and pace but needs to prove his fitness before even having a shot at a first team spot.
     
  5. number_0

    number_0 Member

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    I would like for us to keep hold of him, Its a huge shame that we let go of a quality player such as Gallas over wage issues rather than actual performance. We need continuity in the squad and CB is hardly a place where are enjoying any luxury in depth.
    With Sol and Djourou coming back we can afford to rest gallas more since we practically ran him to the ground this season.
     
  6. James

    James New Member Elite

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    23 is still extremely young for a centre half though. He still has time on his side to impress, just not quite sure if he's a) good enough; or b) reliable to stay fit, for him to be our first choice backup.

    Like mentioned, he has to start all over and prove himself again now. It is a shame, because i feel he had done just that before his injury.

    Anyway, don't want to drag this off topic too much.
     
  7. James

    James New Member Elite

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    Add Vermaelen to that too.
     
  8. asajoseph

    asajoseph New Member Elite

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    Getting over a knee injury, Djourou will need plenty of resting of his own.
     
  9. Wenger14

    Wenger14 New Member Elite

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    Campbell will be promoted to first choice, with a good summer's rest and a full preseason under his belt. He will replace Gallas. Silvestre will sign an extension and remain as our only back up for the season cause Djourou will be prone to injuries throughout the season.

    Just to piss us off more, Wenger will get us excited with the sale of Almunia but then hand Fabianski the number 1 jersey and bring in a Mart Poom type signing to compete with Vito for the back up spot.

    Chamakh will be our only first team signing of the summer, but in truth he will be just replacing Cesc's squad place, with Nasri moving from wide right to centre and Chamakh taking his spot.

    And inevitably, Song will pick up an injury early on in September and face a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Wenger won't buy anyone in January to fill the void cause Ramsey (October return) and Song (March return) will be like new signings.

    Oh and Robin, Tomas and Eduardo will be in and out of the team all year, plus expect the usual truck load of injury victims at the business end of the season.

    Damn this should be in the predictions thread.
     
  10. Lord Dula

    Lord Dula New Member Elite

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    Sounds about right.
     
  11. Humble Rex

    Humble Rex New Member

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    :lol:
     
  12. ricky1985

    ricky1985 Active Member Elite

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    Juventus set to sign Arsenal defender Gallas
    I've always seen Gallas at Juve, it always seemed to fit for me - and I think he'll jump at the chance.
     
  13. USArsenal

    USArsenal H.Y.I.C. Administrator

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    oye.. not sure how the wife would take this...
     
  14. Bossa

    Bossa New Member

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    Good luck Gallas trying to get a two year contract worth of 80k. I doubt that a club would pay that money for a 33 year-old crock.
     
  15. Klaus Daimler

    Klaus Daimler New Member Trusted

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    I'd be very surprised if he ends up at Juve instead of Roma.
     
  16. Re: Gallas Off?

    They off-load Cannavaro only to get Gallas in for two years at a high salary. Sounds like the Juve management, all right.
     
  17. USArsenal

    USArsenal H.Y.I.C. Administrator

    Re: Gallas Off?

    Cannavaro - 36 years old

    Gallas - 32 years old

    big difference there.. at 32, Cannavaro won the FIFA player of the year..

    Klaus, why do you think he would end up at Roma? just because Ranieri signed him at Chelsea?
     
  18. Re: Gallas Off?

    Well, Cannavaro had started declining in his second season for Real. And I've a feeling that even Gallas is gonna decline physically, soon enough.

    The way he just couldn't get his fitness back after he got injured and had mystery problems were tell tale signs. A team which is expecting to be a force in the Champions League and vying for the title in Italy will face some problems if they depend on Gallas as the first choice.
     
  19. Gurgen

    Gurgen New Member Elite

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    We all know that award is a joke anyway. Henry made him look like Cygan in the WC Final.
     
  20. USArsenal

    USArsenal H.Y.I.C. Administrator

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    oh, of course it was a joke, but lets be honest, 32 for a defender is not quite ancient yet.. 36 is getting close though..
     
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