My brother is a heretic Chelsea fan. Today is their open training day, where they all go down to Stamford Bridge to watch the players be put through their paces. Said brother was particularly excited today, as he knew he’d get a glimpse of their new stars, Ballack and Shevchenko.
However, what he was not expecting was to see William Gallas turn up. The supposedly wantaway defender appeared in the centre circle, and recieved a huge standing ovation from the crowd, which he returned with applause.
The Chelsea store had no hesitation in selling printed Gallas shirts, with the number 3 which had supposedly been destined for Ashley Cole across the back.
I don’t think that means that Cole is staying with Arsenal, but apparently the big news at the Bridge was that Gallas didn’t appear to be going anywhere. He and Mourinho have seemingly made peace, which is remarkably easy when you have Roman’s roubles as a catalyst.
If then, as arseblogger suggests, there are to be signings, brace yourself: I worry we could see the walking calamity that is Eric Abidal in an Arsenal shirt sometime soon.