Let’s cast our minds back a month or so. Spurs were bottom of the league, some way adrift, and didn’t look like winning another game anytime soon. Arsenal fans were having a field day and came up with a number of Tottenham jokes that just kept on coming. It’s gone all quite on that front since Harry arrived at the Lane and over the last few days the boot is well and truly on the other foot.
I’m not jumping on the bandwagon, I’ve always thought Gallas was an awful captain for them. His attitude is terrible. He’s a quality defender on his day but not a player that can lead Arsenal single handed or be the type of person the younger players can look up to and depend on.
The problem Arsenal face now is they don’t have any other leaders in that squad. Anyone Wenger appoints as captain from his current crop just won’t be up to the job. Fabregas is the only possibility but he’s struggling as it is this season without the added pressure of trying to lead a team full of overpaid moaners that are yet to win any trophies to back up their arrogance.
At Tottenham we still have a few issues to iron out. A goalkeeper that can hold the ball would be useful. What we do have though, are 3 or 4 players that are capable of being a club captain. I find it amazing Wenger didn’t address the lack of leadership in his squad after the way they capitulated last season. His first mistake was making Gallas captain, his 2nd was letting him keep it after his tantrum at Birmingham.
It didn’t take long for the Spurs jokes to die a death and as entertaining as they were, none came close to Gallas and Arsenal, the biggest joke of all.