Isolated Gallas determined to quit Arsenal

Willam Gallas is determined to quit Arsenal.

Willam Gallas is determined to quit Arsenal.

The Times says the France defender has become disillusioned with life at the Emirates Stadium since he was stripped of the captaincy last month for criticising his team-mates.

Juventus, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to offer the 31-year-old defender an escape route out of London, but none of them can afford to match his Arsenal wages of £90,000 a week.

Gallas has few friends in the Arsenal dressing-room and has become increasingly isolated since Thierry Henry was allowed to join Barcelona in June last year.

The distance between Gallas and the rest of the squad was highlighted during the warm-up before the 1-1 draw away to Middlesbrough on Saturday, when the defender ignored instructions from Pat Rice, the assistant manager, to join the other players in a huddle.

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