William Gallas will forever represent one of the many ways that Chelsea fucked over Arsenal in pinching the Premier League’s best ever left-back, Ashley Cole, from them.
Imagine how much Arsenal could command for Cole in today’s transfer market? Certainly a lot more than £5million and a stroppy French centre-back, that’s for certain.
The warning signs over signing Gallas from Chelsea were there long before Arsene Wenger okay’d the deal, with the centre-back threatening to score an own goal, if he was made to play for the Blues again.
“Before the first game of the season against Manchester City, when only four defenders were available and John Terry was doubtful with an injury, he refused to play.
“He went on to threaten that if he was forced to play, or if he was disciplined and financially punished for his breach of the rules, that he could score an own goal or get himself sent off, or make deliberate mistakes.”
Official statement on Chelsea’s site
Now, Wenger isn’t some deluded, egotistical muppet like Brendan Rodgers, who felt he was the man to ‘save’ Mario Balotelli, and Gallas’ temperment was well documented, so you have to question why Le Professeur thought that signing Gallas was the correct thing for the Gunners.
We all know what happened; Gallas lost his shit, Arsenal went full Arsenal and the defender left the Emirates Stadium as one of the Gunners’ worst ever captains.
Rather surprisingly, though, Gallas wasn’t actually the biggest fruit-loop at Arsenal, during his stint in north London. Nope, by the sounds of things, that award goes to none other than resident prick, Samir Nasri.
“What you need to know is that I was staying at the hotel with my family. I was with my cousins for a meal, it was the eve of a rally of the French team.
At the end of the meal, I leave the hotel and there, there are people who come to meet me and want to talk with me. Initially I did not want to, then I recognised a person who was often with Samir at the Arsenal training ground.
A few days previously, we’d had an altercation in relation to something he said, and I did not appreciate it. This person wanted to me to go and see Samir who was in a car down [the road].
I was about to follow him but my cousin, who is a policeman, told me in Creole not to go there. At the same time, I took a small look to the side and I see someone squatting with a bag … in the bag, there were tasers. I do not know why.
But luckily I was with people that day, because I do not know what could have happened.”
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