William Gallas Was Terrified That Samir Nasri Was Going To Taser Him

The rivalry nearly turned violent

Former Arsenal teammates William Gallas and Samir Nasri are widely regarded as two of the most irascible Premier League players in recent memory.

It didn't take long for them to come to blows back in 2008, when Gallas took aim at the French midfielder's attitude during another underwhelming Gunners campaign. Then, when the defender moved on to Tottenham, the pair refused to shake hands, and since then they've shot regular insults at eachother,

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And according to Gallas, the war of words very nearly culminated in a bizarre taser attack from Nasri's friends.

'What you need to know is that I was staying at the hotel with my family,' said Gallas on French TV RMC, as reported by Metro.

'I was with my cousins for a meal, it was the eve of a gathering of the French team.

'At the end of the meal, I went out of the hotel and some people approached me and wanted to talk with me.

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'Initially I did not want to, then I recognised a person who was often with Samir at the Arsenal training ground.

'A few days before, we had had an altercation about comments that he may have made about me, and I did not like them [the comments].

'This person wanted us to talk and wanted me to see Samir, who was in a car further away so I got ready to follow him – but my cousin, who is a policeman, told me in creole not to follow him.

'At the same time, I glanced inside and I saw someone crouched down with a bag.

'In the bag, there were Tasers. I didn't know why.

'But luckily I was with people that day, because I do not know what could have happened.'

Remind us not to take the piss out of Nasri's ludicrous haircuts any time soon...