Reports on filtering out that William Gallas very public whinging about private Arsenal team matters have met with a similar response inside the club as outside. Soccernet is reporting (thanks Paul) that France Football is reporting Big WIlliam will be stripped of his captaincy:
William Gallas has been dropped and stripped of the Arsenal captaincy, according to reports. France Football claim that the outspoken defender has paid the price for his verbal attack on his Arsenal team-mates and will not appear in Saturday’s trip to Manchester City and will be forced to relinquish the armband to either Gael Clichy or Manuel Almunia.
Methinks the whole thing was just a publicity stunt for Gallas’ autobiography being released this week.
UPDATE: The Guardian has confirmed much of the earlier report.