What the hell is going on with Arsenal players going to rivals?by KM
I wouldn’t give Arsene Wenger a contract extention just to let him sell Arsenal´s players to rivals? Wasn’t Adebayor, Clichy, Nasri, Fabregas, RVP and Sagna enough ? Now Vermaelen is (nearly) certain to join Manchester United. I wouldn’t like to believe it but there it is! It’s happened so many times i just cannot see it not happening. .......Read the full article here
I simply cannot believe this, but knowing Arsene Wenger´s penchant for allowing our Premiership rivals to strengthen at Arsenal´s expense, perhaps it isn´t so surprising.
The respected Football journalist Matt Law, writing in the Telegraph, has just reported that Thomas Vermaelen has agreed to join Manchester United, and will even earn an extra £30,000-a-week,taking his wages up to £100,000-a-week at Old Trafford. .......Read the full article here
Why Arsenal Must NOT Sell Vermaelen to United! by AT
It certainly seems as though it is going to be a very busy transfer window for Arsenal this summer. While the Gunners’ fans continue to cry out for attacking reinforcements, a lot of the early gossip seems to be in regards to the defence. After Bacary Sagna announced his departure ahead of a move to Manchester City, it now seems as though Thomas Vermaelen is following the Frenchman out of the door. .......Read the full article here
Why Arsenal need to hijack Liverpool’s move for Dejan Lovren! by A.T.
According to various sources in the English media, the Arsenal skipper Thomas Vermaelen is set to follow Bacary Sagna out of the Emirates after seeing his first-team prospects dwindle because of the fine performances of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny. The Belgian international’s somewhat inevitable departure has resulted in the Gunners being linked with quite a few centre halves already, most notably Bressan from Gremio and Atletico Madrid’s Miranda. .......Read the full article here
The tale of two positions by Blaz
I will start this piece about recent Arsenal transfer rumours with our captain Thomas Vermaelen. I strongly believe he will be with us for at least one more season. Regardless of his lack of play, he still has a place in the first XI of the Belgium national team.
A few weeks ago Wenger said that if a player has a contract with a club, he will stay. After losing Sagna and Fabianski, Wenger will do all he can to prevent another one leaving. Also, nobody is keen on losing another team captain. We finally managed to drop the aura of a losing team that can’t win a trophy, so lets not give the press chances to put us down again with their second favourite Arsenal topic. .......Read the full article here
One of the problem positions that Arsenal need to strengthen in the summer is central defence. Not that Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny are not good enough, because they have worked themselves into an outstanding pairing.
But with club captain Thomas Vermaelen looking like he will leave the Gunners this summer, and Johan Djourou having joined German club Hamburg on a permanent deal, Arsenal could really do with two new centre backs. Bacary Sagna’s versatility allowed Arsene Wenger to get away with just one this season, but that will not be the case next year. .......Read the full article here
I don’t know about the rest of you Arsenal fans, but I am still hoping that our Belgium international centre back Thomas Vermaelen has a change of heart, signs a new contract and works hard to show that he can provide a stern challenge to first choice defenders Koscielny and Mertesacker.
But if he doesn’t, I will feel a lot better if the Gunners manage to get the man we were linked with last summer, Ashley Williams. That possibility has just got a lot more likely, after a Metro report reveals that the Wales captain has told his bosses at Swansea City that he wants to leave. That puts him and his club in the same position as Arsenal and our captain, as both have just a year left on their contract and could walk away for nothing next summer. .......Read the full article here
Who to name for the job? by Blaz
The season that successfully ended a week ago was very interesting for Arsenal. Especially if we look through the eyes of the team leadership. We had a captain that started just a handful of games, then we had two players who wore the armband in his place, then the original captain (even though he didn’t play) lifted the FA Cup,..Anyway, you know what I’m talking about, Vermaelen was made captain when RVP left the team and his performance went downhill. This year he completely lost the spot in the back four, but didn’t lose the captaincy. He was still the captain, even though the armband was worn by Arteta or Mertesacker. So what next? Who should be Arsenal’s captain in the next season (or seasons). .......Read the full article here
Saturday’s FA cup final triumph may turn out to be a bittersweet memory for a few of the Arsenal team, as it could also turn out to be the final game in a Gunners shirt for them as well as a happy one because of the winners medal.
We have all been hoping that Bacary Sagna, Thomas Vermaelen and Lukasz Fabianski would see that the club was on the up after a trophy success and decide to commit their futures to Arsenal after all, but one of the three has already confirmed that his day with Arsenal at Wembley would be his last, as an ESPN report reveals. .......Read the full article here
In all the excitement of Arsenal making an amazing comeback in the FA cup final yesterday, finally bringing the long wait for a trophy to an end, you may have missed this interesting little side show. As the players were celebrating, the BT sport presenters were discussing the game and other things and there was a surprise for Arsenal fans.
At first I thought I had misheard, but someone asked Rio Ferdinand about a possible move to Arsenal this summer, and the Man United defender did nothing to dispel the rumour. In fact, he pretty much admitted it was a strong possibility that he would be considering over the next few weeks, after enjoying a family holiday. .......Read the full article here
Although Thomas Vermaelen has declared that he is fully focused on getting Arsenal their first trophy in nearly a decade, the subject of his future will not go away. With a year left on his contract, it does seem that the Arsenal captain will either be persuaded to sign a new contract or sold this summer.
Arsene Wenger has suggested that he will be tougher with his players this year and not allow them to leave against his wishes, but the Frenchman has always been a practical manager. If the Belgian international really is determined to leave then, rather than let him leave on a free transfer next summer, I would expect the club to accept a good offer for him. Anything over the £10 million we paid Ajax for the centre back could do the trick. .......Read the full article here
Things seem to be on the up for Arsenal. Now the sting of seeing the Premier League title challenge falter after a fantastic start has eased off a bit, we are looking ahead to a Wembley final with a great chance to put the silverware stress to one side and lead to some great years of success for Arsenal Football Club.
That is the opinion of the captain Thomas Vermaelen, although it seems like he might not be around to share it if he does move in this summer. The Belgian international believes that the team is in great shape for the future, and the amount of time we spent at the top of the table surely backs this up. We have got to sort the medical side out, buy a few stars and go for it. .......Read the full article here