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Confirmed – Arsenal wish Thomas Vermaelen well for the future

So yet another Arsenal captain bites the dust, as Thomas Vermaelen has passed a medical at the Spanish giants Barcelona. We can only consider it good business for the Gunners for gaining 15m GBP for a 28 year-old with just 12months left on his contract.

Surprisingly Barca have given the Belgian international a five-year contract, but whether he actually plays or not will depend totally on how many injuries Barca sustain during the seasons he is there.

Vermaelen himself admitted it will be a challenge to get into the team, but he thinks he can only improve training with Messi and Co….

Arsenal need to be careful in handling Calum Chambers

Wenger needs to be prudent in the way he utilizes Calum Chambers by SE

There is an invigorating sense of calmness and assertion surrounding the Emirates, at the onset of Arsenal’s new season, and they have every reason to be buoyant about challenging for the Premier League title, and with a bit of luck, going on to become the champions of England too. Owing to Wenger’s astute transfer policy, key positions have been bolstered, and it’s that intent, to build a side that will challenge for the Premier League title, which makes it all the more interesting to be a Gunner.

Nastasic for sale! Should Arsenal go for loan or permanent move?

Hopefully, for Arsenal fans, Bacary Sagna will be the last player that we see leave us and join one of our Premier League rivals, or at least the last player that leaves against the club’s wishes anyway. There is still a chance, of course, that Thomas Vermaelen could be heading to Man United, but let’s hope not.

What might make the Sagna transfer easier to swallow, as well as the fact that the player signed to replace him, Mathieu Debuchy, has already taken Sagna’s place in the France national team, is if we could get a player going in the other direction for a change and it could happen.

Confirmed! Arsenal sign Vermaelen replacement

It now seems certain that Thomas Vermaelen will be leaving Arsenal, most likely for Manchester United, as it has been confirmed this morning that Arsenal have bought the young Southampton defender Calum Chambers.

The 19 year-old has only made 23 appearances for the Saints but has been tipped to be a regular starter in the England national side in the future, but will have to wait in line behind Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker to get a chance to impress in the Arsenal kit. Although the youngster is normally considered to be a right-back as well as a central defender, he is also able to play as a holding midfielder, according to Southampton’s official website, which may be where Arsene Wenger is thinking of deploying him in the future once he has matured.

Which Man United player should Arsenal swap for Vermaelen?

Which United player should Arsenal ask for in return for Thomas Vermaelen? AT

It is being reported by Jeremy Wilson of the Daily Telegraph that Wenger is only interested in selling Vermaelen to Man Utd providing that Arsenal receive a United player in return. But which United player would we ask for in any potential deal?

Man Utd have had a very poor season by their standards and a lot of their players have been found out without the protection of Sir Alex Ferguson. Players like Nani and Valencia have fallen from grace and players like Cleverley have confirmed their status as mediocre players.

Arsenal captain reveals he might stay with the Gunners!

There is little doubt that Arsenal will have a new club captain for the coming season, with current vice0captain Mikel Arteta and Germany international defender Per Mertesacker the stand out candidates. Not only does the current captain not feature on the pitch all that often, but his desire to move to another club is hardly a great example to the other players in the team and the young players coming through the academy system.

Is Djourou ready to step up with Vermaelen expecting Arsenal talks?

There have been numerous Arsenal rumours saying that Thomas Vermaelen will be signing for Manchester United imminently, despite a terse denial from the Belgian international while he was in Brazil.

But now Belgium are out of the competition it seems that Vermaelen has been talking to the Belgian press, and has admitted that he does not know where his future lies next season. He was quoted as saying: “I really do not know where I will play, Arsenal or elsewhere next season. All my attention went to the World Cup. I will see when I go talk to Arsenal.”

Arsenal hopes of keeping captain boosted by paltry United offer

There is a good chance, I hope, that Arsenal will keep their club captain and versatile defender Thomas Vermaelen this season after all. The Belgium international has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, but there is nothing to stop Arsene Wenger blocking the move, although that would mean losing Vermaelen next summer for nothing.

Even so, Arsenal do not want to let a quality player like him go for peanuts, so the measly £6 million that the Old Trafford club have offered, according to a report in The Mirror, makes Wenger’s answer a simple one. Non merci. Apparently the Gunners have told United to double it, and then we will talk. And the way that United have been throwing money around lately, there is no way that they will be able to haggle with the Prof.

BANG! Another Arsenal star picks up World Cup injury!!

It looks like the awful run of luck that Arsenal had with injuries last season has carried over in to the World Cup finals in Brazil, as yet another Gunner has picked up a problem that could jeopardise their role at the tournament. This will surely be a worry to Arsenal fans, not just about whether the player will be fully fit for the start of the season with Arsenal, but whether this further highlights a fundamental problem in our training and/or medical section.

Arsenal to lose ANOTHER captain to Man Utd after terms agreed?

It appears that the only things holding up the transfer of the Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen to Manchester United is for the Old Trafford club to meet our valuation of around £11 million and for the defender and his Belgium international team mates to win or get knocked out of the World Cup in Brazil.

Talksport are reporting that the 28-year old centre back has already sorted out his personal terms with United, where he will join the previous Arsenal captain Robin van Persie and line up against his formner team mates.

Arsenal can’t afford to sell ANY players this summer

Arsenal need to keep the squad together by AT

We are essentially half way through the World Cup now and it will soon finish, meaning certain players will be joining the club and there could be some outgoings at Arsenal as well. But I think that moving too many players out could be massively detrimental to us in the long run.

There have been reports that Vermaelen, Podolski, Cazorla, Monreal and Arteta are interested in moving away from Arsenal or have attracted interest from other clubs. It would be a catastrophe if we were to sell any more than one of these players even if we were to replace them with similar quality players.

Arsenal tell Man United to bugger off!

Having sold (or given away according to some Arsenal fans) many of our top players over the years to the two Manchester clubs, it will come as a relief that Arsene Wenger is set to tell Man United that they have no chance of acquiring our captain Thomas Vermaelen unless they pay over the odds, according to a report in todays Mirror.

If it is true that the Belgian international has been negotiating with the Mancs behind Arsenal’s back then there is no doubt that Wenger will be thoroughly annoyed with Vermaelen, and is well within his rights to give him a ticking off. The rules insist that the buying club must first agree a transfer fee with the selling club before negotiating with the player.