Arsenal captain William Gallas Warns Newcastle

Last updated : 29 August 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
The veteran Frenchman came in for criticism last weekend in the wake of the defeat at Fulham, where he allowed Norwegian centre-back Brede Hangeland to steal in and strike what proved to be the winning goal from a first-half corner.

However, Gallas, 31, has been honest enough to hold his hands up to the lapse in concentration - but has vowed it is not going to become a regular habit.

"I did not defend very well for the Fulham goal, I am not afraid to admit that," said the Arsenal captain, who was on target himself in the 4-0 Champions League qualifying win over FC Twente on Wednesday night.

"It was my player and I did not do well enough - I made a mistake and I know I have to be close to my player next time.

"It is sometimes good to play every three days because you get the chance to put the last game behind you."