"It's encouraging, especially for the young players," Gallas told his personal website. "Arsene Wenger is a great listener, he let us express ourselves, and believe me, it's a chance for us to have such a great coach who gives you that kind of freedom.
"For instance, he will never blame you if you miss a pass or have poor ball control.
"He knows we can take care of ourselves, and his way of coaching has a big influence on our style of play.
"I can speak about the group [as a captain], but the coach is fully involved and committed so he doesn't need advice from me."