William Gallas will retain the Arsenal captaincy for the new season.

The Daily Star Sunday says Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has spent the summer contemplating whether to take the armband off his French defender and give it to either Cesc Fabregas or Kolo Toure.

But although he has yet to confirm his final decision it seems that Wenger will choose to ignore the demands from Arsenal fans and officials to replace Gallas.

And the Arsenal manager's mind was made up last week amid news Paris St Germain want to add Gallas to their ranks.