Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger should prepare himself for the difficult season ahead. With inspirational captain Cesc Fabregas publicly stating that he can no longer be a part of a team that only plays attractively and fails to win titles, and towering defender Gallas set to complete his transfer to Turin club Juventus any time soon, the Gunners chances of winning silverware seem to be fading quickly with each day.
French player William Gallas had one of his worst tournaments in a Les Bleus jersey in the on going FIFA World Cup in South Africa after their campaign ended before it even started. Drawing 0-0 with Uruguay and Losing 2-0 to Mexico, left France with little if any hope of progressing through to the second.
Disharmony within the team camp and players fighting amongst themselves took a toll on the French team when they played South Africa in their final group game. Losing 2-1 to a team ranked more than 40 spots behind them was surely the anti-climax of their 2010 campaign.
It just goes to show you crime does not pay. I have no remorse for the entire team and especially their coach. In fact it serves them right. Had France qualified for the tournament fair and square then i strongly believe they would not be in this situation.
Gallas is however ready to put all that behind him. According to his agent, Gallas is ready to accept a two year deal with Juventus. However the rumour mill suggests otherwise. Gallas’s contract expires at the end of this month and the 33 year old will be keen to move to a club that can match the 94,000 Euro weekly wage that Arsenal pays him.
Juventus are prepared to hand Gallas a 2 million Euro annual salary far below what he earns but very realistic considering the other clubs trying to sign him. Greek outfit Panathinaikos and french club PSG are the other clubs interested in Gallas and if he were to shun the Bianconeri, he should be ready to earn less than what Juventus are proposing.
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