It’s clear that William Gallas struggled with the responsibility of being the Gunners captain last season? While the Frenchman is one of the best defenders in the Premier League, some of his antics during the 07/08 campaign left a lot to be desired.
Therefore, Arsene Wenger has some thinking to do ahead of next season. Does he stick with Gallas, who might throw a strop if the armband is taken away? Or does he plump for one of the other defenders, such as Kolo Toure or even a certain Gael Clichy. Setanta Sports reports that the young left-back has enjoyed his role as captain in the pre-season friendlies and is ready to step up to the plate. This what Clichy has said in an interview “It is a great pleasure for me and I will keep doing it until the boss tells me. Hopefully I am doing it well and I will try my best".
Who should be Arsenal captain next season? Surely Cesc Fabregas would thrive in this role, while Wenger could also ensure that the Spaniard feels a deeper affinity to the club, amidst reports of Real Madrid declaring an interest in the midfielder.
Gael Clich has performed very well. Fabregas is too young and Wenger can take risk on this. In this context i would bet on Gallas as the next captain for the Gunners. Wenger need to very smart in this picture. Gallas is very experinced guy and he always bound to play every match.
It's anybody's guess it might be Kolo Toure or Gael Clichy or Cesc Fabregas or someone else. For this i'll be waiting to see who will wear the armband...