Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier believes Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger made the correct decision in handing Cesc Fabregas the captaincy after stripping William Gallas of the honour.

"All I know is that Arsene took the right decision and very quickly, because you need to protect what goes on inside the camp," he told a gathering on the opening day of Soccerex 08 in Johannesburg.

"So if one sort of betrays the secret of the camp, particularly not having nice words about his team-mates, then it's a good decision and I think the manager took the right stand."