Wenger doubts Gallas hopes

02 April 2010 01:45
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that French defender William Gallas is likely to miss the rest of the season due to a recurring calf injury. The 32-year-old centre-half returned to action in the 2-2 midweek Champions League draw with Barcelona, but lasted only 45 minutes before being stretchered off at the Emirates Stadium. Wenger told reporters: "Gallas is longer than three weeks, I would say five weeks. "It was a gamble which did not pay off and was a mistake, yes. "He could be back maybe quicker, but I just give myself five weeks because three weeks is a minimum and we will have to be a bit more cautious with him. "So when we go to the Champions League final, he still has a chance to play." Former Chelsea and Marseille stopper Gallas is out of contract in the summer and has been strongly linked with a move away from the Gunners.

Source: ESA