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Redknapp hopes Gallas gets good reception at Arsenal

Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham Hotspur manager, questioned the logic of any Arsenal fan aiming abuse at William Gallas in the north London derby.

Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham Hotspur manager, questioned the logic of any Arsenal fan aiming abuse at William Gallas in today's north London derby. 

Gallas will return to the Emirates Stadium for the first time since completing one of the most controversial transfers of recent times by joining their arch-rivals Spurs. 

Crossing the north London divide this summer has all but guaranteed the former Gunners captain a hostile reception from the Emirates Stadium crowd. 

But Redknapp cannot understand anyone wanting to jeer the 33-year-old, who was released by Arsenal at the end of last season. 

"You play for a club, play well for them: you should get a good reception, surely? What do they want to give them abuse for? 

"I hope he gets a good reception."