Former Arsenal captain William Gallas has revealed his ex-teammate Philippe Senderos suffered panic assaults earlier than matches.
The duo had been centre-back companions in an Arsenal facet which, regardless of containing the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie and Emmanuel Adebayor, did not ship the silverware their collective expertise instructed they could.
Specifically, that Arsenal group suffered by the hands of Chelsea and their talismanic striker Didier Drogba, who boasted a sensational file of 13 targets in 15 video games towards the Gunners throughout all competitions.
‘I knew Philippe Senderos, earlier than a match he would wish to talk lots, you could possibly see that he was sweating, that he didn’t really feel good,’ Gallas instructed RMC.
‘Particularly towards sure gamers. I noticed him towards Chelsea, towards Didier Drogba, the place he would genuinely panic, like he was going by way of his match earlier than enjoying it.
‘And sadly, while you noticed him on the pitch, he misplaced his enjoying talents, he didn’t play effectively. However towards his personal team-mates, he performed higher.’
Senderos was signed by Arsene Wenger in 2003 and was initially billed as a substitute for legendary captain Tony Adams.
The Switzerland worldwide confirmed preliminary promise, conserving Sol Campbell out of the 2005 FA Cup last profitable facet and enjoying each match, bar the ultimate, as Arsenal saved 10 consecutive clear sheets en path to the 2006 Champions League last.
Senderos, 33, is presently enjoying for Houston Dynamo having additionally represented the likes of Fulham, Aston Villa, Valencia, AC Milan and Rangers.