Thursday, March 25, 2010

Gallas out of Barca clash

The Professor has finally conceded to defeat in his bid to nurture
William Gallas back to fitness in time for Arsenal's Champions League
cracker with Barcelona on Wednesday.

Gallas suffered a recurrence of his calf-injury and he's set to miss
our Barclays Premier League match against Birmingham this weekend and
might watch from the stands as his team mates prepare to duel their
visitors from Spain at the Emirates.
The defender has served Arsenal well, irrespective of what he has done
or what he's capable of doing, the Frenchman is undoubtedly the best
man for the job. And I hope either Sol or Sylvestre will rise to the
occasion by ensuring our defensive frailties are non-existent or at
least kept at the barest minimum possible.

Arsene Wenger said: "He is back from his rehabilitation today and I
believe he will return to full training tomorrow (friday), Saturday or

"But he is too short to be available for our game at Birmingham this
weekend - and certainly as well for the midweek game with Barcelona."
The manager also, admitted that it was too early to ascertain whether
the veteran defender will be available for selection next week against
Wolves: "It is too early to say whether he will be back for our
following League game against Wolves - we will have to assess him next
week," he said.