Arsenal fans aren’t happy with William Gallas, after the former defender’s comments about the team in their 3-0 defeat to Manchester City.
On of the main criticisms of Arsenal’s performance on the night was that they didn’t show any fight. Following the match, Gallas told French outlet SFR: “If I go into that dressing room right now, things would get spicy.”
In general, Arsenal fans have been open to hearing considered media criticism of the team. After all, they’re as disappointed as anyone to watch their side collapse for the third time in a week.
In Gallas’s case though, supporters didn’t want to hear it.
The centre-back’s most notable contribution at Arsenal was sulking on the pitch after a 2-2 draw against Birmingham.
He was then stripped of the club captaincy after publicly criticising his teammates and accusing them of lacking bravery and disrupting morale.
Clearly fans haven’t forgotten all that:
This was the man that cried in the centre circle during a match whilst a vital penalty was taken.
— Cristism (@MkhiMcCarthy) March 2, 2018
Where was the spice when eduardo broke his leg at birmingham? He was captain and was down in tears. Instead of showing character he let the team down at that moment. No wonder we lost the league that day.
— Rohail Ahmed (@rohail_96) March 2, 2018
I can’t take Gallas’ comments seriously, what did he do during his time at Arsenal? Did things get spicy in the changing room then? SHUT UP!
— Zee_AFC (@Lil_Zee786) March 2, 2018
The lack of self-awareness is incredible. Clown.
— samuel wood (@woodjnr49) March 2, 2018
Perhaps Gallas should think about barricading his glass house the next time he wants to throw stones.
Hearing about Arsenal’s lack of fight from the likes of Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira is one thing, but at least, in their case, we’ve seen years of proof that they would battle for every point if they were on the pitch themselves.
Gallas’s past suggests precisely the opposite.