He left under “acrimonious” circumstances. And when we got Gallas in exchange, we weren’t too worried.
We should have known better. Maybe dealt with things a little differently. At least we should have known it would come back to haunt us. Very very soon.
I believe Cole leaving Arsenal hurt it almost as badly as losing Henry to Barca did. And I believe Lampard when he claims Ashley is the world’s best left-back in current form.
It really hurts to see someone who started his career at Arsenal enjoy watching it crumble under his lethal low crosses.
Can’t we get him back? At least we should have ensured he didn’t play the Premier League and transfered to say, the Bundesliga?