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William Gallas is in contention to figure in Arsenal's game against Dynamo Kiev, but will not captain the team.

Defender available to face Kiev, but will not be skipper

William Gallas is in contention to figure in Arsenal's game against Dynamo Kiev, but will not captain the team. The French defender's future at the Emirates Stadium has become a hot topic of debate after his public criticism of his team-mates in midweek. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger left Gallas out of his squad for Saturday's defeat at Manchester City and stripped the 31-year-old of the captaincy. Wenger declined to comment on the former Chelsea defender's situation after the 3-0 loss at the City of Manchester Stadium, but chairman Peter Hill-Wood has backed whatever action the manager decides to take. Gallas trained with the rest of the first-team squad on Sunday ahead of Tuesday's UEFA Champions League tie at home to Dynamo. Sky Sports News understands the centre-half will be considered for selection for that game, but will not skipper the side. Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia was given the armband against City, while full-back Gael Clichy is reportedly another candidate for the role.

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