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Gallas: Gunners must buy

09 Jul 2007 - 14:14:46

Arsenal defender William Gallas has urged the Gunners to bring in some top-class recruits to plug the gap left by the departure of Thierry Henry to Barcelona.

The 29-year-old France international is worried that Arsenal will again be unable to mount a title challenge and has even hinted that he may consider moving on if things don't change.

He told his personal website: "Several players are questioning the club's future.

"Around us all the teams are recruiting but what is planned to compensate for the departure of Thierry Henry?

"I will have a discussion with Arsene Wenger and the board members to find out the objectives of the club this season and what they wish to set up to build an even more competitive team.

"I am not at Arsenal to play for third place. Today I am at Arsenal but I do not know what can occur tomorrow. Everything happens so quickly in the world of football.

"It is necessary to recruit players of reputation because, although the young players have many qualities, the season is very long.

"The young players are thirsty for victories, but Arsenal must obtain results to gain titles.

"If not, we will have to change policy and do the same as the other teams - recruit with more means."


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