Date: 25th March 2008 at 1:54pm
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With William Gallas wearing the skippers armband at Arsenal there is rarely a dull moment.

Since his arrival we’ve seen temper tantrums, slagging off of the younger players, quality leadership skills, vital goals, unlucky own goals, life is full of surprises with Billy around.

So I really don’t know what to make of Gallas’ latest claims that he has no friends at Arsenal, only acquaintances, whilst all his real buddies still wear the blue of Chelsea.

When asked who his mates were at Ashburton Grove, he replied, ‘Mates? Well, they are more like acquaintances. At Arsenal there is Theo Walcott but he is very young.’

‘Really, it’s the guys at Chelsea like Frank Lampard, John Terry, Wayne Bridge and Joe Cole. It always gives me pleasure to see them again.’

‘We all have our own lives but when we see each other – especially Terry – we always like to spend some time talking together.’

‘After all, I spent five years by their sides. There is always something between us. John Terry in particular. I like his mentality. He is a real warrior.

‘In fact he is an example to me even though he is much younger than me.’

The man is a complete mystery he really is.