Saturday, October 21, 2017

Vermaelen considering Arsenal exit

Thomas Vermaelen has admitted that he is considering a move away from Arsenal, the Metro understands.

The Belgium international has played just ten minutes of Premier League football so far this season having missed the opening few weeks with a back injury.

Per Mertersacker and Laurent Koscielny are now established as the Gunners’ first choice defensive partnership, and Vermaelen knows that he must be playing regular first team football if he is to feature at next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil.

With Marc Wilmot’s side having already booked their place at the tournament, the 27 year old is in line to win his 44th cap against Wales this evening.

However, he is competing with Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany, Tottenham Hotspur’s Jan Vertonghen, Daniel van Buyten of Bayern Munich and Nicolas Lombaerts of Zenit St Petersburg for a regular starting berth.

The former Ajax defender is priced at 11/2 to get on the score-sheet in Brussels this evening.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Deke Hardman


Freelance football writer with a love of the game that goes back to the mid nineties when both his beloved Nottingham Forest and England had genuine hope of acheiving some level of success. A regular contributor to both SoccerNews.com and FreeBetting.com, Deke also dabbles in music journalism with his heart and head still stuck in the latter years of the twentieth century.

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