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Gallas backed to keep armband

William Gallas is set to hold on to the Tottenham captaincy after impressing his manager and team-mates in Saturday's stunning come-from-behind 3-2 win at Arsenal.

Harry Redknapp somewhat controversially handed the former Gunner the armband for the first time ahead of the North London derby and the heat was on Gallas as the home supporters jeered him and Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri refused to shake his hand pre-match.

But Gallas produced a superb display at the back for Spurs, not only individually but in an organisational capacity, with Jermaine Jenas hailing the 33-year-old's communication as critical to his own performance in front of the back four.

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