Fourth place is not a trophy! Gallas disagrees Arsenal boss Wenger

Tottenham's William Gallas questions Arsène Wenger's claim that fourth place can be more important than winning trophies

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Arsène Wenger's side are sixth in the Premier League table Photo: Back Page Images

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William Gallas has rejected Arsène Wenger’s claims that finishing fourth in the Premier League is more important than winning the FA Cup or League Cup.

The Arsenal boss raised some eyebrows at the club’s annual general meeting last week when he said that securing qualification for the following season’s Champions League should come above the two trophies in terms of priorities.

But Gallas, who spent four years at Emirates Stadium before moving to the Gunners’ derby rivals Tottenham in 2010, feels winning silverware should be any club’s target.

“A trophy is something you lift at the end of the season,” Gallas told London24. “I know which feeling you can have if you lift a trophy – it’s fantastic and it doesn’t happen many times in your career.

“For me, to finish second or fourth, it’s the same – but if you finish on top and if you’re the champion it’s completely different. For a few months you think you are the best team, the best players, you are so happy.

“To lift a trophy, that is the real thing to do. It’s a long time since Tottenham won a trophy. I don’t know which one we’re going to lift but we want to lift one. Any one will be good.”

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