No progress on Gallas talks – Wenger

Gallas’ current contract expires in the summer and negotiations

regarding fresh terms were recently put on hold by Wenger. With the

French defender struggling to play again this season after

aggravating a calf injury, and the Gunners out of the UEFA

Champions League, talks had been expected to resume. However,

Arsenal boss Wenger confirmed ahead of his team’s game at North

London rivals Tottenham on Wednesday that there was no update

regarding Gallas’ future at Emirates Stadium. “No, there is no

news,” said Wenger. “There’s no impasse and no agreement.” Gallas’

fellow centre-half Campbell is also out of contract in the summer,

having signed a short-term deal upon rejoining Arsenal in January.

Campbell, who will return from injury against his former club

Spurs, has made nine appearances for the Gunners and no decision

has been made regarding an extension. Wenger added: “I don’t know

yet. I don’t want officially to commit on that because I don’t know

what I will do. “At the start he came to ask me if I could help him

to get fit. Now he plays tomorrow against Tottenham. So that

doesn’t mean he has signed a contract for next season. “Maybe he

will not want to play, I don’t know what I will want to do. At the

moment we have short-term targets.”