Gallas left out by Arsenal

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William Gallas has arrived at Arsenal's training ground while the rest of his team-mates prepare for Saturday's game.

Frenchman left at home while the rest of the squad's in Manchester

William Gallas has arrived at Arsenal's training ground while the rest of his team-mates prepare for Saturday's game at Manchester City. A miserable week for the Frenchman has seemingly seen him stripped of the club's captaincy and now left out of Arsenal's squad for the trip to Eastlands. Gallas has hit the headlines this week after speaking openly on Thursday of unrest in Arsenal's camp, while revealing details of a bust-up inside the dressing room at half-time in the recent draw with Tottenham. Arsenal have yet to make an official comment on Gallas' outburst, or whether a subsequent punishment had been issued, but it is widely understand the defender has played his last game as skipper. A number of the club's former players have been quick to condemn Gallas' breaking of the sanctuary of the dressing room and, his comments have not sat well with his team-mates either. It has been suggested Gallas offered up the captaincy at a team-meeting on Friday, although details of any such discussions are for the moment subject to conjecture. Manuel Almunia is expected to lead Arsenal on Saturday, with Gael Clichy thought to be the other leading candidate to take the captain's armband.

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