Arsenal captain admits the need to learn from last season’s mistakes

Yesterday, we asked you whether William Gallas should be Arsenal captain next season, with many Gunners fans sticking up for the Frenchman and saying that he should retain the armband.

Perhaps they are right, especially with Sky Sports reporting that the talented central defender has been man enough to admit that he made mistakes while captaining Arsenal last season, although he’s determined to be stronger as a result. Everyone will remember those highly-charged scenes at St Andrews last February, although it doesn’t appear that Arsene Wenger is going to lose faith in Gallas by the sounds of it.

He said: “You know I learned a lot, you want to be the best captain, give good advice to your players, but sometimes you can make mistakes as well so I think this season I know what I’m going to do and I know I am ready to change my way to speak to the players.”

Perhaps the last comment is a reference to Gallas blabbing away to anyone who would listen about Theo Walcott and all the things he would need to do to improve, including the accusation that the youngster ‘takes too long on the ball’. Will we see a more mature Arsenal captain next term?

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