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Last Updated: Tuesday, 10 July 2007, 08:57 GMT 09:57 UK
Gallas voices concerns at Arsenal
William Gallas
Defender Gallas appears to be unsettled at Arsenal
Arsenal's William Gallas wants talks with boss Arsene Wenger after revealing he and fellow players are unhappy with the club's lack of recruitment.

"What is sure is that several players are questioning the club's future," Gallas, 29, told his official website.

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

"I will have a discussion with Arsene Wenger and certain board members to find out the objectives for the club."

He added: "Today I am an Arsenal player but I do not know what can occur tomorrow."

I am not at Arsenal to play for third place

William Gallas

The Gunners sold striker Henry to Barcelona in June and have only bought in the unproven Eduardo da Silva from Dinamo Zagreb as a replacement.

Meanwhile, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool have made some high-profile captures that have left Arsenal in the shade.

The Gunners were linked with Ajax winger Ryan Babel but now appear to be second favourites, with Liverpool seemingly in pole position to land the Holland Under-21 player.

Former Chelsea star Gallas recognises that the cost of building the club's Emirates Stadium seems to be curtailing Arsenal's spending.

But he wants more seasoned talent added to the Gunners ranks to help the side challenge for trophies.

"I am not at Arsenal to play for third place," he said.

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

"The young players are thirsty for victories but Arsenal must obtain results, win titles in this period.

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



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