Gallas will sign for Roma
April 8, 2010
William Gallas has been tapped up by his old Chavski gaffer, Claudio Ranieri, and looks certain to move to Roma this summer.
Arsenal cannot match the 3 year deal he will sign with the Italian club once the domestic season is over.
The rumours you read about recently? That X Factor singer at Theo’s party? Was Gallas not Cesc he spoke of.
AS Roma have made a spirited challenge for the Scudetto this season and may still pip Mourinho’s Inter to first place, winning the title for the first time since 2001.
They are certainties to be playing Champions League football in 2010/2011.
To be fair, Gallas has been outstanding this season, a real phoenix from the flames, a tremendous asset to our back line… considering he was Arsenal Public Enemy No 1 just 18 or so months previous, he has shown wonderful character to fight back to his best form.
However, a move to Roma could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for us.
In Thomas Vermalen we have a young, gritty, determined defender who has far surpassed all our expectations.
He is going to be a mainstay in the heart of our defence for maybe the next decade, he will become a cult figure at the club for many moons to come. No doubt.
Problem is, no matter how hard he tries, sweats blood and tears, drinks 10 pints of milk a day… he has gone way past the growing age, and is stuck with his height.
We need a 6ft 4 block of granite alongside him.
Gallas moving on to pastures new will open up the realms of possibilty for another big money (we did pay 10M for TV5) defensive signing.
Djourou is another big lad who could get his chance next season, crying shame he got injured so early on in this term.
So who is on the Wenger shortlist?
Nevan Subotic, Mamadou Sakho, Brede Hangeland and many others have been touted.
Will Wenger pay big money for another defender?