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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.

BANG! Arsenal rocked by double World Cup injury KO!

Injuries eh, Arsenal fans? How sick have we become of hearing about Arsenal players picking up knocks, whether it be while playing for club and country, it would be easy to think that lady luck had it in for the Gunners, or that they are made of glass.

Recent years reveal a catalogue of long term and recurring problems for the likes of Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and the most unlucky footballer in the world, Abou Diaby. And today we can add two more names to the list, or simply not cross them off, because both Thomas Vermaelen and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have spent long parts of the year in the treatment room already.

Vermaelen refuses to discuss leaving Arsenal

Considering that the Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has the small matter of the World Cup to deal with at the moment it is no big surprise that he doesn’t want to be drawn into any discussion about his expected transfer to Manchester United.

When accosted by journalists in Brazil he made it clear that the subject was not up for discussion. “I know there has been a lot of talk and a lot of rumours but the only thing I can say is that it’s not true.” Vermaelen told Sky Sports.

“Everybody understands my situation at Arsenal and that I have one year left.

Arsenal WILL allow Vermaelen to join Man United

Time For Arsenal Fans To Say Goodbye To Vermaelen! by AT

Following the departure of Bacary Sagna to Manchester City, it now appears that yet another Arsenal player is all set to follow the Frenchman to Manchester. According to several sources in the English media, Thomas Vermaelen has agreed to join Manchester United after the conclusion of the on-going World Cup in Brazil.

The Daily Mail and The Express are both reporting that the Belgian international has told close friends and his teammates in the national team that he is ready to quit Arsenal in favour of a move to Old Trafford, with the Red Devils’ new boss Louis van Gaal said to be very keen on the Arsenal skipper, who is seen as an ideal replacement for Nemanja Vidic.

Why Arsenal MUST lose £10m and stop captain joining Man Utd!!

In a strictly logical sense, Arsenal could easily agree to sell the club captain Thomas Vermaelen this summer, but logic should not dictate this piece of Arsenal transfer business. Football is not all about common sense. If you don’t believe me, go to any football ground anywhere in the world and talk to the fans.

It is about belief, pride, optimism and things like that, so Arsene Wenger must take his sensible head off (Worzel Gummidge style) and screw on his stubborn head. With the 28-year old defender about to enter the final year of his contract with the Gunners, there is nothing we can do to stop Vermaelen walking away and joining one of our Premier League rivals on a free transfer next summer, but this summer we do not have to let it happen.

Is Wenger here just to make money for the Arsenal Board? I’m ashamed!

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.

No way! Another Arsenal star AGREES to join Man United!

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.

Arsenal MUST NOT sell our captain to Man United (again!)

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.

Why Arsenal could be set to hijack Lovren’s transfer to Liverpool…

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.

Arsenal DO NOT need a centre-back OR a defensive midfielder!

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.

Is this youngster really the right defensive target for Arsenal?

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.

Arsenal on alert as target defender Williams requests transfer

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.