William Gallas says Chelsea are his favourite London side, despite playing for Arsenal and Tottenham as well.
Speaking to Goal over the international break, Gallas was asked to choose between the three clubs. Without much of a pause, he smiled and answered “Chelsea”.
The French defender, now retired, spent a total of 12 years in the English capital. The first five of these were spent at Chelsea, and were undoubtedly the most successful.
Gallas won three trophies and the Community Shield with the Blues, which isn’t bad for such a relatively short spell.
He then spent four years with the Gunners and three with Spurs before he moved all the way to Australia and Perth Glory FC.
During all that time, he didn’t win anything, so maybe you can understand his answer.
Before his move to the other side of the world, Gallas was made Arsenal captain in 2007, but the armband was later taken away because he criticised his teammates.
Those comments, and a couple of bizarre moments on the pitch, caused him to fall out of favour with the Gunners. Most notably, his sit-down protest at the end of a match against Birmingham City was met with criticism and confusion.
The centre-back then moved to Spurs on a free, in a reverse of the famous Sol Campbell switch. Any player swapping Arsenal for Spurs probably doesn’t have the Gunners at heart.
I’m not going to take Gallas’ choice of club too personally, because honestly, it’s the answer you’d expect.