By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger will NOT hand the captain's armband to William Gallas tonight - even though Cesc Fabregas is injured.

The Spanish midfielder has led Arsenal to three wins in three games since succeeding Gallas as skipper last month but a knee problem has ruled him out of the Champions League clash with Porto.

Wenger has a number of potential deputies for Fabregas but he does not think it's appropriate to reinstate the Spaniard's predecessor.

"[Manuel] Almunia will be captain tomorrow, because you do not want every time to change your decision again," explained Wenger at his pre-match press conference.

"It would be unfair to William."

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10 Dec 2008