Former Arsenal captain William Gallas is not looking to leave the Gunners, according to his agent.
Despite being forced to relinquish the club captaincy in the light of critical remarks about his teammates, Gallas’ agent, Etienne Mendy, says the Frenchman wants to stay.
Paris St Germain has been mooted as one possible destination, but Mendy has dismissed reports his client wants to quit north London.
“William doesn’t express himself and the English media take advantage of that,” he told Aujourd’hui Sport.
“They haven’t missed a chance to do that ever since his bad-mood gesture last year at Birmingham, and they envisage him leaving Arsenal. That is wrong.”
Gallas was left out of Arsenal’s squad for last Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City but will be recalled to the starting XI for Tuesday’s Champions League match against Dynamo Kiev.
And Mendy predicted Gallas will come back better then ever.
“He has taken the criticism and has already moved on,” he said. “Anyway, William is never better than when he has his back to the wall.”