Frenchman William Gallas was a big critic of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta as he struggled last season. According to him, the appointment of Arteta was a mistake. William Gallas was largely proved right at the end of the season after Arteta failed to guide Arsenal to Europe for the first time in 25 years after his team finished in a disappointing eighth place in his first full season. Arteta and Arsenal had finished eighth in the previous season, but they were able to qualify for European football on that occasion after winning the FA Cup title.
Frenchman William Gallas didn’t win any major trophy for the Gunners during his four-year stay at the club. William Gallas is not a name that the Arsenal fans would forget in a hurry for various reasons. His most famous act as an Arsenal player was when he suffered a meltdown at the end of a Premier League encounter with hosts Birmingham City at the St. Andrew’s Stadium.
William Gallas sat down on the pitch after his team conceded a late equaliserfrom Liam Ridgewell as the home team secured a 2-2 draw with ten men. Arsenal had earlier suffered a big injury when Brazilian-born Croatian striker Eduardo da Silva had a broken ankle via a bad tackle from Martin Taylor. Despite the red card issued to Martin Taylor, Arsenal were unable to win the game. Continue reading “GALLAS: ARSENAL MAJOR HONOURS REVEALED”
Arsenal fans won’t be out of place if they ask if the captaincy curse is back with what has been happening to club skipper Pierre-EmerickAubameyang in the past two weeks. The Gabonese international has been a shadow of himself in the Gunners team for the majority of this season though things picked up at the turn of the year but that improvement in form is now a thing of the past judging by the events of the last two weeks. Aubameyang has largely struggled to score the goals for the Gunners since the signing of his new contract last summer. He had one year left on his then Arsenal deal before the club handed him a two-year extension to make it three more years for him at the club. In addition, the player was given a pay rise of £250,000 weekly that could rise to £350,000 depending on add-ons.
William Gallas has criticized Chelsea’s England international full-back Reece James, insisting that the young defender needs to start learning to cover up for his center-backs if he really has the intention of helping the team. Gallas was making reference to the 2-0 loss Chelsea suffered in the Premier League back in January, highlighting that Reece James exposed the central defenders by placing too much focus on moving forward.
The 2-0 loss was Chelsea’s sixth of the Premier League campaign on a frustrating evening when Gallas believes that the two goals could have been kept out if there was more defensive organization from the Blues. The opening goal was conceded from a corner that was not defended properly while the second goal was a punishment for yet another defensive error. Continue reading “WILLIAM GALLAS CRITICIZES CHELSEA’S DEFENDER ON SOCIAL MEDIA”
William Gallas has said that he expects Chelsea to be highly interested in the possibility of signing West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice whether in this January transfer window or the summer. He said the Blues should do well to sign the player so they can have more competition in the team and also improve their current midfield options.
Former Premier League defender William Gallas is certain that the title is heading to London but not Arsenal. The ex-French international centre back believes that Chelsea or Tottenham Hotspur are better equipped than the Gunners for the Premier League title. William Gallas enjoyed a unique career as he played for the three London teams before he retired.
Gallas talked about the Premier League title race via his official Instagram account on Saturday. According to him, the results earned by both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur showed that they are title contenders. He also regretted the injury sustained by Toby Alderweireld during the league game at the weekend as he described the Belgian international as the boss of the Spurs defence. Continue reading “WILLIAM GALLAS RULES OUT ARSENAL”
In Fikayo Tomori, the defender of Chelsea, Joe Cole sees a younger self of William Gallas. Also, he had tipped him to keep up with the impressive progress in the game. Tomori has managed to nail the usual place in the first team of Chelsea in this season. This has been following an impressive campaign that he had spent on loan under Frank Lampard in last year’s Derby.
With power, pace, and great reading of the game for the young player, Joe Cole has predicted that he has a long and bright future with Chelsea. The former star of England sees a significant reflection of his teammate William Gallas in Tomori. William Gallas is known to have won 2 titles in the Premier League with Chelsea prior to moving to play for Arsenal and then Tottenham.
After the decision of Premier League to abandon traditional 1-11 system before the PL campaign 1993/94, there are some players not in a large number have chosen to appear on the field wearing numbers that has nothing to do with their natural position in the team. It also looks oddly harsh on the football shirt back.
Some of them played half, while the others played 20. Again, there are some that went off only to come back after some time. In fact, there are some players who played for both the teams. Florent Malouda played the entire game and yet was close to match-fit at 39. The annual charity match of Corazon Classic that is held at Santiago Bernabeu was held amongst Chelsea Legends and Real Madrid, the host. It featured players like Fernando Morientes, Guti, Christian Karembeu, Claude Makélélé, and Ricardo Carvalho.
Real Madrid strode with a lead of 3-0 within twenty minutes irrespective of the best efforts by Carlo Cudicini in goal. However, the penalty by Shevchenko and the header by Poyet helped Chelsea to make a comeback. After this Christian Karembeu produced a large bomb for making it 4-2 before the half time after made few misses. The second half comeback of Chelsea had been stifled as Claude Makélélé became a little enthusiastic and got a penalty which was converted by Raul. It was William Gallas who helped Chelsea to get back to the game within 5 minutes before the end of the great flowing game. Continue reading “Gallas Scores and Yet Loses to Real Legends”
William Gallas, known to the football world as former Chelsea defender as well as having played for Arsenal as well, Gallas is often referred for his expert views on current international football scenario as well as comments on previous matches when he was active on the field.
He stated one instance when Philippe Senderos, a former teammate of Gunners, used to panic coming up to face certain players who used to terrorize the Swiss international player. Didier Drogba was one of them. Gallas himself played mainly for Tottenham, Arsenal, and Chelsea during his playing career. He lifted the lid on Senderos and talked about his fears and how he played when he had partnered with him. An interesting instance that he pointed out was how Philippe Senderos used to not feel good having to face certain players such as Didier Drogba when panic would show on his face. He could not play very well in such instances though with teammates of his own he was much freer. Continue reading “Gallas On The Sale Of London Property And More”