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Arsenal boss feels France made mistake in taking Gallas to World Cup

Arsene Wenger thinks France may have been wrong to gamble on Gallas' fitness at the World Cup. Gallas struggled with a series of injuries last season and he has looked out of sorts as France have struggled badly in South Africa.

Wenger is unsure if doubts over his future have affected Gallas' performances, but feels he may have rushed back from injury too quickly to make the World Cup.

I don't know if Gallas has been perturbed by his departure from Arsenal," added Wenger.

"I knew he wouldn't be at 100 per cent for this tournament. The question for the manager is to know if he should have called up Gallas while knowing he's not 100 per cent.

"He's played 35 minutes in four months before here.

"It's not enough to get into a competition like this. When you don't know where you are physically, a player is always fragile.

"William is a boy with great will, he's a winner. But he wants to do well so badly that sometimes he puts a lot of pressure on himself."

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