An early afternoon team meeting has reportedly resulted in Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger stripping William Gallas of the captaincy.

Talksport radio and France Football, claim to have the information from an inside source.

There has been a tightlipped response from the club over a player who created a sensation on Thursday by publicly criticizing his colleagues and infuriating Wenger.

After the events of the past 48 hours questions will be asked over whether the Frenchman has a future at The Emirates.

Gooners have been calling for Gallas to be replaced as skipper with more than 80 per cent in a poll wanting the defender to give up the captain's armband.