William Gallas was thankful to Arsene Wenger for his contribution at Arsenal as he was ready to stand down as a manager after close to 22 years. Gallas did play for Arsenal for about 4 years and the armband of the captain was given to him by Wenger during his tenure at the club. The former Tottenham and Chelsea defender was amongst the several ex- Arsenal footballers who did pay tribute to Wenger during the final game as manager against Burnley.
Gallas felt a sense of pride to lead his team as a captain and he tried his best. He thinks everyone is sad with the decision of Wenger. There may have been some fans who wished his exit, but at the same time, many fans wanted him to stay. It was indeed an emotional day for Arsenal, but life goes on and one has to accept the reality.