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Arsenal Troublemaker Linked with £4m Lazio Move

Will Wenger stand in his way, probably not!

Arsene Wenger Manager Arsenal 2007/08

The Rumour

Lazio are eyeing Arsenal defender William Gallas.

Corriere dello Sport says Lazio chief Ighli Tare is considering a move for Gallas as they prepare for the sales of David Rozehnal to Hamburg and Lorenzo De Silvestri to Fiorentina.

Gallas is inside the final year of his contract and Tare is hopeful of landing him for a cut-price fee.

The Source: (Corriere dello Sport)

The Analysis

William Gallas’s antics in an Arsenal shirt have gone from the sublime to the damn right insane in the last 18 months and his public spat with Kolo Toure has in many ways led to the Ivorian seemingly heading for the Emirates exit and whilst many Gunners fans would appreciate the playing side of the former Chelsea man they have probably had enough of his craziness and would gladly offload the defender as long as Wenger is planning an addition or two for their backline.

On the field of play the Frenchman has been pretty consistent but his weird behaviour at Birmingham at the end of the season before last, he then lost the club captaincy after an interview with the Associated Press during which he revealed the tensions within the club and he was badly missed for the last six weeks of the season with injury, during which time the club’s defensive frailties were all to clear.

Ajax Captain Thomas Vermaelen was brought in but clearly if the club were to lose Gallas and Toure then the boss would have to go back out into the transfer market rather than having to rely on Johann Djourou or Philippe Senderos.

The Likelihood

Gallas to Lazio: He may just be tempted by a fresh challenge in Italy and Wenger may not stand in his way.

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