Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Gallas Admits He Honed His Leadership Skills at the Bridge; Blues Brothers Gallas Learned from Terry and Desailly

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Gallas Admits He Honed His Leadership Skills at the Bridge; Blues Brothers Gallas Learned from Terry and Desailly

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Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY

WILLIAM Gallas left Chelsea under a cloudbut he believes his five years at Stamford Bridge taught him a lot about beingcaptain of Arsenal.

Before Sunday's clash between his old club and his current club, Gallas said:"You have to have some examples to be a good captain. I think John Terrywatched Marcel Desailly. I watched Marcel as well because he was our captainand tried to be the best.

"To be a good captain you have to take something from all the others." Headded: "I think everybody knows

John. I played with him, he was a good leader when I was there. All the time heput himself in front and that is very important for the team and I think he dida good job with the England team.

"Players look at John and are inspired. I think Chelsea players will tell youthat." Gallas was a surprise choice as captain but has grown into the role withgreat authority and has emerged as manager Arsene Wenger's undisputed on-fieldlieutenant. …

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