William Gallas is one of the most talented players in the Premier League. He was one of the unsung stars during his time at Chelsea and the Gunners did a tremendous piece of business by acquiring the Frenchman in exchange for the ‘little ratter’ that is Ashley Cole.
However, whether or not Gallas is cut out for captaincy is another matter, with the Daily Mail reporting that Arsene Wenger is keeping his options open ahead of next season. At times, the defender appears to have buckled under the strain of wearing the armband, with his protest after conceding a penalty at St Andrews in February a very clear-cut example.
“I cannot answer the question of whether Gallas will be captain next season at the moment. I want to analyse the season after it finishes.
“He will be my captain until the end of the season. I will say that he has learned a lot about captaincy this year and that his commitment and his desire to do well was exceptional.
“For the rest, I wouldn’t like to go into any individual assessment at the moment because I made that decision to have him as captain and I have to stand up for it.”
It’s clear that Wenger was short of captaincy options at the start of the season, especially with Thierry Henry no longer at the club and Gilberto Silva no longer a regular first-teamer. His other current options are Kolo Toure and maybe Cesc Fabregas, with the latter sure to get the armband at some stage if he stays at Arsenal.