Thomas Vermaelen (born 14 November 1985) is a Belgian footballer who plays for the Premier League club Arsenal and the Belgian national team.
Arsene Wenger Per Mertesacker Jack Wilshere Theo Walcott Laurent Koscielny Mikel Arteta Champions League Bayern Munich Premier League Daniel Agger Francis Coquelin Santi Cazorla Manchester City Olivier Giroud Aaron Ramsey West Ham
And one again, VERMAELEN! Captain of , Thomas Vermaelen not play! Please sir, playing him!! I want him to play in 2nd half!
Quite scary to see how much Arsenal's defending has improved since Thomas Vermaelen was dropped. Look very solid.
Thomas Vermaelen dropped to the bench as Arsenal take on Everton
Arsene Wenger, in comparison, has made three changes from the side that beat Norwich. Fabianski (GK), Thomas Vermaelen and Gervinho miss out
Thomas Vermaelen dropped as soon as Mertesacker returns. No mercy, there.
Vermaelen – Belgium duo will be a threat: Thomas Vermaelen will be up against some…
Vermaelen – Arsenal have to keep fighting!: The Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has issued a rallying call ah...
It feels like one of those nights which might call for a 95th minute Thomas Vermaelen winner.
Thomas Vermaelen will be up against some familiar opponents tonight with two of his Belgium team-mates playing for visitors Everton.
That's another thing. Many think that all this occured only this season. Please, read this -
All these fake Thomas Vermaelen accounts. This is Thomas's only account !
"Thomas calls on team-mates to maintain top four momentum"
Per Mertesacker could return from suspension to the starting line-up in place of Thomas Vermaelen.
Thomas Vermaelen captain is linked with a possible transfer 2
Thomas Vermaelen attracting interest from barca... 3rd arsenal captain leaving in 3rd consecutive season.
Thomas / Arsenal captain Vermaelen Momentum now with us
It's time to fight! Vermaelen urges Arsenal to continue top-four charge ...
Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is targeting three points in his side's vital Premier League game against...
Next cut finna b the thomas vermaelen fade
Thomas Vermaelen challenges Arsenal to continue top-four momentum against ... - The Indepen
Thomas Vermaelen: need to keep fighting. -
GRAPHIC: Arsenal have conceded only 1 goal in the 5 PL games that Thomas Vermaelen hasn't started this season -
Arsenal update: Alexis Sanchez for Thomas Vermaelen swap? What's your thoughts ?
I kinda pity Thomas Vermaelen. He used to be my Arsenal crush before. He should shake off his funk soon.
Arsenal update: Alexis Sanchez for Thomas Vermaelen swap? Striker Carr on radar | Brandish
It has been recently pointed out that members of look like footballers. Tim is Thomas Vermaelen, Nathan is Hugo Lloris...
David Villa and Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal. Thomas Vermaelen to Barca this summer? Bet most people would be happy with that. Not gonna happen
I'm in love with Thomas Vermaelen. I'm so in love.
No outfield player in the Premier League has made more defensive errors this season than Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen who has made six.
.Thomas Vermaelen is a very lucky man.
Idc what anyone says, Thomas Vermaelen has the hottest girl in the country. No wonder he's playing like a drunk.
Thomas Vermaelen reaction to Adebayor sending off
Just been served by Thomas Vermaelen in Aldi.
why not try Thomas Vermaelen as a defensive midfielder? It may help, plus he's got a pretty good shot on him. Good aggression too.
Thomas / Arsenal encourage Barcelona to bid for Vermaelen
The oddest thing about the Thomas Vermaelen-at-the-door dream is that I almost physically got up to open the door!
Had a dream that woke me up because Arsenal centre-half Thomas Vermaelen was at the door. Dreams eh?
Wow, just wow. oddly the guitarist looked vaguely like Thomas Vermaelen! So yeah new direction? ;)
Foto: jackwilsheremad: Jack with a naked Thomas Vermaelen in the background. Shame it wasn’t Jack who was...
Is Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen in Danger of Losing His First-Team Place for Good?: Thomas Vermaelen appears in ...
Wenger has doubt in Thomas: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has warned Thomas Vermaelen he cannot expect to be t...
Thomas Vermaelen: Only Shakhtar's Fernandinho (31) has made more interceptions in the Champions League this season than Vermaelen (30)
I still remember Gooners telling Thomas Vermaelen is better than Nemanja Vidic.
he called it years ago. Verm cost us two at home in this tie also
Picture: Thomas Vermaelen checks out the Allianz Arena before the press conference today / by
Don't you guys like how our defense was in sync without Thomas Vermaelen? No coincidence.
Thomas Vermaelen is a massive weakness
Thomas Vermaelen feels Arsenal owe it to manager Arsene Wenger to give everything against Bayern Munich -
Thomas Vermaelen & Woijech Szeczny are the weak links in that Arsenal defence! Koscienly has to play every game in my opinion..
Always said that Koscielny is a better defender than both Vermaelen n Per. Captain armband to Thomas halted his progress!
I can see some white smoke emanating from the Grove..."Habemus Defensum!" (Thomas Vermaelen take note)...
Remember when Vermaelen was being compared to Vidic? They've both declined but look at Thomas to Nemanja now.
Thomas Vermaelen has been woeful this season. Not sure if captaincy put added pressure on him but he's been dire
Thomas Vermaelen need you need to step it up son, Koscielny and Sacker held it down today
Best defensive display since the start of the deason. And No Thomas Vermaelen? Coincidence? Nahhh g
Been saying this for a while but Arsenal's defence looks so much better without Thomas Vermaelen. Per Mertesacker becomes Franz Beckenbauer!
Never play Thomas Vermaelen again. He cost us, that bloody Dutch Jimmy Savile fan!
Thomas Vermaelen should never play for Arsenal again if Koscielny and Mertesacker can keep that consistency.
most importantly, that was a superb defensive display. If Thomas Vermaelen walks back into that line-up against Swansea I'll rage.
I really hope Thomas Vermaelen is made to fight to reclaim his place in the back four.
Jupp Heynckes is set to give starts to Luiz Gustavo and Xherdan Shaqiri against the Gunners, while Arjen Robben (calf) is a doubt after sitting out Saturday's match. Arsene Wenger is set to name the strongest side possible having not had a fixture since March 3 but Nacho Monreal is again unavailable, meaning that Thomas Vermaelen will deputise at left-back. The second leg may prove too soon for Bacary Sagna (knee) so Carl Jenkinson is likely to start, while Abou Diaby (calf) could return to the bench after sitting out the north London derby. Reports emerged on Monday night that Jack Wilshere (ankle) is set to miss the game and potentially the rest of the season.
best 11 left fvs right Left XI: Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas | Real Madrid Spain and Real Madrid captain faces strong competition from Petr Cech but his unparalleled record and experience makes him impossible to leave out. Centre-back: Giorgio Chiellini | Juventus The Italian international is without a doubt one of the world's finest defenders having starred for Italy at Euro 2012 and in the Bianconerri's unbeaten run to Scudetto success last season. Centre-back: Holger Badstuber | Bayern Munich The Bayern Munich youth product has rapidly improved over the last couple of years to announce himself as one of the world's foremost central defenders having cemented his place in the team for club and country amidst strong competition. Centre-back: Jan Vertonghan | Tottenham The former Ajax man has impressed in his first season at White Hart Lane having settled in seamlessly. He is part of a golden generation of players from Belgium alongside star defenders Thomas Vermaelen and Vincent Kompany.Centre-midfield: Gare ...
Mats Hummels would fit perfectly with Thomas Vermaelen , he's young fast powerful sharp and a real warrior
Arsene Wenger wants to sign Ashley Williams, 28, from Swansea City at the end of the season, having lost faith in his central-defensive partnership of Thomas Vermaelen and Per Mertesacker. Swansea City A.F.C. Arsenal F.C.
Thomas Vermaelen linked with Barcelona transfer - click 'like' if the Arsenal captain should stay at the Emirates Stadium! [from GMF]
“..and Jan Vertonghen keeps proving a point..He can be better than Thomas Vermalaen..” IS better than Thomas Vermaelen.
Barcelona plan raids on Arsenal and Liverpool for defenders
set for 'overhaul'? Are they 'poor' players, or have they simply failed to adapt? -
if you had to choose, you will sign Thomas Vermaelen (Arsenal) or Daniel Agger (Liverpool) ?
Wenger plans to ditch Vermaelen and Mertesacker with Ashley Williams a potential... via
Few things: 1) Man City think they can leech Jenkinson off us. Hop off Mancini, loyalty is something you can't buy. History-less clubs and their money these days... 2) Barcelona are eyeing Thomas Vermaelen to replace Puyol, and Arsene Wenger is reportedly eyeing an unhappy Alex Song. Would you accept that swap?
Thomas Vermaelen and Daniel Agger top Barcelona’s wish-list
BREAKING NEWS: Sources are saying that Arsene Wenger will look to offload three defenders in the next transfer window: Thomas Vermaelen, Per Mertesacker and Bacary Sagna. Wenger is not satisfied by the way these three players have been playing recently.
"Barcelona Target Arsenal Defender Thomas Vermaelen "> oh good, was worried we had run out of half decent players to sell!
Agger and Vermaelen heading for Spain as Barcelona prepare to rebuild back line
What is you fellow gooners opinions on the rumours that Barca are interested in signing Thomas Vermaelen?
Arsene plans to ditch Thomas and Per with Ashley a potential...
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Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen and Liverpool's Daniel Agger are summer targets for Barcelona who want to bolster their defence.
Daniel and Thomas heading for Spain with ready to...
“Barcelona Target Arsenal Defender Thomas Vermaelen chance this is legit. Absolutely no chance.
Barcelona Target Arsenal Defender Thomas Vermaelen: Belgian defender could be set for move to the Nou Camp. ...
boss Arsene Wenger is planning to ditch Mertesacker & Thomas Vermaelen in the summer, with Swansea centre-back Ashley Williams. [Sun]
Williams to the rescue? Swansea defender being tracked by Arsenal as Wenger looks set to ditch ...
If Barça offer £15million for Thomas Vermaelen. Arsenal, take the money and run.
THOMAS VERMAELEN and Daniel Agger are top of Barcelona’s wish-list.
Apparently Thomas Vermaelen fully backs Arsene Wenger. If I was Vemaelen and I had a manager that picked me every week, I'd back him too.
I've said this times w/out number > "The question needs to asked as to whether captain Thomas Vermaelen should be dropped"
Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen is among the candidates for Barcelona to replace captain Carles Puyol (34) this summer. / dailymail
TRANSFER NEWS: Barcelona meant to be tracking Daniel Agger of Liverpool and Thomas Vermaelen.
Daniel Agger and Thomas Vermaelen are reportedly being targeted by Barcelona.
Daniel Agger and Thomas Vermaelen are at the top of Barcelona's summer transfer list and Manchester United are ready to offload Wayne Rooney
Daniel Agger and Thomas Vermaelen heading for Liverpool Arsenal Premier League exit with Barcelona ready to...
Liverpool's Daniel Agger and Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen heading for Spain with Barcelona ready to rebuild defence
Premier League defenders – Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen and Liverpool's Daniel Agger – are on the wish-list of Barcelona according to The Sun. The duo have been ever- present figures for their respective clubs and, despite both suffering from faltering campaigns, have been targeted by the La Liga giants who are making plans for life without Spanish international Carlos Puyol and Frenchman Eric Abidal. Barcelona have been keeping one eye on new defensive players who fit Barcelona's football philosophy, but have so far been met with closed doors - Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels was deemed too expensive for the Catalans. But at only £15 million and £20 million respectively, Vermaelen and Agger could represent a good piece of business for Barcelona.
PAPER TALK: Daniel Agger & Thomas Vermaelen top Barcelona's transfer list & are ready to offload Wayne Rooney.
So all the EPL giants are knocked out of CL,well Arsenal is stil in,but we all know Bayern Munich is gonna rape it again,lmao!
breaking news... Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has lost faith in skipper Thomas Vermaelen . Wenger is actively seeking a centre-half signing
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to launch an £8m summer move for Swansea defender Ashley Williams after losing faith in first-choice partnership Thomas Vermaelen and Per Mertesacker, according to the Guardian. The Gunners boss is likely to face competition from Liverpool for the signing of the Wales international, but Wenger is keen to beat Brendan Rodgers to a player he sees as a potential leader of the Arsenal defence. -SP
Nice to see Gary Neville supporting my view that Thomas Vermaelen really needs to get his act together in terms of positioning.
Gary Neville rinsing Thomas Vermaelen is just brilliant.
Gary Neville has literally torn Thomas Vermaelen apart on MNF. Tell em, Gary.
Sorry Gary, but not sure we need 15 minutes to basically say Thomas Vermaelen isn't very good.
Gary Neville is ripping Thomas Vermaelen to shreds...
Gary Neville is ripping Thomas Vermaelen to shreds.
Thomas Vermaelen, Mertersacker, Podolski, Giroud, Santos and Jenkinson all poor signings. Mikel Arteta was a decent signing, mind.
Thomas Vermaelen, Per Mertesacker, Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud. They're good players, but not good enough to start for us.
Arsenal: Arsene Wenger should not be sacked - Vermaelen Comments (462) Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen says he is stunned by suggestions that manager Arsene Wenger should be sacked. Pressure is mounting on Wenger after Arsenal lost 3-1 to Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Emirates on Tuesday. David Ornstein BBC Sport "Arsene Wenger is facing greater scrutiny than at any point in his 16-year reign. But I'm told the Gunners have absolutely no intention of sacking him - regardless of whether they qualify for next season's Champions League. "Wenger is contracted until 2014 and while we do not know how long he plans to remain in charge, increased TV revenue and a new shirt sponsorship deal mean significant funds are available to him this summer. With the likes of Arshavin, Squillaci, Chamakh and Bendtner set to leave, finances and squad places will be freed up for a number of signings. January's pursuit of David Villa shows Arsenal are ready to spend big. "There will ...
Good thing Arsenal has the likes of Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Thomas Vermaelen and Aaron Ramsey.
Are you talking to anyone if so who?x — Yeah I'm talking to Thomas Vermaelen and Oliver Giroud:) x...
Bayern Munich's ruthless show of strength could take them all the way | Dominic Fifield Past failures in the Champions League provide motivation for a side who appear to be unstoppable and, after 3-1 win at Arsenal, could well be heading for a third final in four years As Arsenal's crestfallen captain, Thomas Vermaelen, came to terms with Tuesday night's defeat by Bayern Munich, he was asked, almost as an afterthought, whether he had just faced the eventual winner's of this year's Champions League. The Belgian had actually offered up the eternal optimist's mantra, that anything can happen in football, just seconds before as he considered the second leg to come, but the sigh that followed was more telling. "I don't know, but they're a good team," he said. "They are disciplined and work hard, that's the key, and are strong physically. They all know their jobs, and they did them perfectly." Bayern Munich, the Bundesliga's outstanding team of the moment, have made their impression. Jupp Heynckes's side had tr ...
Wenger still the right man - TV: Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has been shocked by calls for Arsene Wenger's ...
The Arsenal defence again let us down last night, do we ever go a game without making defensive errors? Costs us on too many occasions. Individually our defenders are good, Koscielny etc, there are games where he is world class and seems our best defender, then he has a shocker, and the same applies to both Thomas Vermaelen and Per Mertesacker. Collectively the defence is, in all seriousness, a joke. When they are required to work together, they simply can't do it. For this reason, I think we need a new RB, and 2 world class CB's. It may seem a lot, but until we sort the defensive side out, we will not win the league or Champions League, or even put in a real challenge. Thoughts ???
Have we ever had a worse captain than Thomas Vermaelen? No. -Alex
ARSENAL VS Bayern Munich:Team News Arsenal • Kieran Gibbs is the only player sidelined for Arsenal at the moment, but with new signing Nacho Monreal cup-tied the left-back spot is an issue. • Thomas Vermaelen will act as cover, with Koscielny partnering Mertesacker. The Frenchman, along with Santi Cazorla, is one yellow card away from a suspension. • Arsenal rested all of their key players at the weekend and paid the price, with defeat to Blackburn in the cup likely to have dented their confidence a little. Bayern Munich • Bayern are without defender Holger Badstuber and striker Claudio Pizarro through injury. • Meanwhile, Jerome Boateng is suspended for both legs of the tie having been sent off in the final group game so Daniel van Buyten will partner Dante at the back. • Mario Mandzukic should get the nod over Mario Gomez after he scored again on Friday, with fit again Javi Martinez potentially replacing Luis Gustavo in midfield. Match Facts There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of *** ...
Football News: Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has emphasised the board's backing for manager Arsene Wenger. FIFA have confirmed that goal line technology will be used at next summer's World Cup in Brazil. Arsenal will check the fitness of defender Laurent Koscielny[calf] ahead of tonight's Champions League match against Bayern Munich. Nacho Monreal is ineligible, but Carl Jenkinson comes back into the squad after a one match suspension. Kieran Gibbs remains out with a thigh injury. Jack Wilshere, Thomas Vermaelen and Abou Diaby are all available. Jerome Boateng will miss tonight's game at the Emirates after being sent off in Bayern's previous CL tie. Javi Martinez has been included in Bayern's 19 man squad after recovering from a bruised toe. Holger Badstuber is missing as he continues his recovery from a cruciate ligament injury and Claudio Pizarro is also unavailable. Kolo Toure is desperate for Manchester City to win some silverware this season and believes that winning the FA Cup would ensure Rober ...
My reply from Ivan Gazidis... Dear Mr. Mitchell Thank you for your letter and I apologise for the delay in responding to your concerns. As you may know, the club recently published its results, which show it to be in a healthy financial position and well placed to make further investments in the squad (whether through acquiring players from other teams or through investing in the current squad) should the manager believe there are players who would add quality and depth. In the past six months, we have made such investments in Andrey Arshavin and Thomas Vermaelen and we have also invested in signing, to date, no fewer than eight members of the current squad to new long term contracts. I recognise and respect that your assessment of the strength of our playing squad may be at odds with the assessment of our manager. That is your prerogative as a fan and is a part of the debate that makes the game go around. Nevertheless, I want to assure you that the goal of this club will always be to win trophies - an .. ...
Arsenal crashed out of the FA Cup in the fifth round after a shock 1-0 defeat to Blackburn at the Emirates on Saturday. - Blog: Simply not good enough - Brewin: Wenger's gamble fails - Jolly: Everton countered on corners - Blog: Everton improvement needed - FA Cup Gallery The Gunners brought back Thomas Vermaelen into the starting XI but, with one eye on Bayern Munich in the Champions League in midweek, left Jack Wilshere on the bench. After Blackburn goalkeeper Jake Kean had palmed away a fine header from Abou Diaby, the returning Gervinho had the best chance of the half as he was put through but slid his shot wide of the post. Arsenal dominated possession and racked up numerous corners which came to nothing and went into half-time tied at 0-0. The Ivorian then had another good chance after the break but was closed down by Grant Hanley as he got his shot off and, seconds after Arsenal made a triple change to introduce Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla, Rovers struck. On the counter, and against th ...
El Shaarawy could miss Barça clash The young striker is still suffering his knee injury. The Rossoneri will already miss Balotelli in Champions League, so Niang and Boateng are ready. Source: La Gazzetta dello Sport Terry hits back at Benitez Chelsea captain John Terry criticized Rafael Benitez in front of the rest of the squad after being singled out following the 3-2 defeat to Newcastle. Source: The Sun Man City prepares bids for Fellaini Manchester City is willing to offer players plus cash for Marouane Fellaini. Everton boss David Moyes could be tempted if Gael Clichy is offered in exchange. Source: The People Galaxy willing to share Lampard LA Galaxy are prepared to let Frank Lampard leave on loan during the MLS offseason if he joins the club from Chelsea in the summer. Source: The People Barcelona to use Villa as bait in Vermaelen deal Barcelona is unsure of Eric Abidal's long-term future at the club and is targeting Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen as his replacement, with David Villa being used ...
ENGLISH FA CUP- MATCH REPORT: Arsenal 0 - 1 Blackburn: Kazim-Richards second half goal condemn the Gunners to their first FA Cup defeat at home since February 1997. A second-half goal from striker Colin Kazim-Richards consigned Arsenal to a 1-0 defeat to Blackburn and ended their hopes of FA Cup glory on Saturday afternoon. Arsene Wenger's side dominated much of the game, but found chances difficult to come by, with opposition goalkeeper Jake Kean and the crossbar conspiring to block their route to the quarter-finals. Wenger selected a strong starting line-up for the game, with Thomas Vermaelen picked despite being the only player available to start at left-back against Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Elsewhere, Olivier Giroud and Gervinho were in attack, while there was also a strong presence on the bench, which featured the likes of Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski. For Blackburn, there was a place on the bench for former Gunner David Bentley, who famously scored from near-40 yards against *** ...
Arsene Wenger has named a strong starting lineup for Arsenal's FA Cup tie against Blackburn, with Olivier Giroud starting up front, while Gervinho makes his first appearancesince returning from the African Cup of Nations. Wojciech Szczesny starts in goal, while Francis Coquelin makes an appearance at right-back in an otherwise first-choice defence of Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal. In midfield, Abou Diaby,Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta set a formidable lineup, while Gervinho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain support Giroud in attack. A strong bench is also named, with Bacary Sagna, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski all present ahead of their Champions League tie against Bayern on Tuesday. Blackburn select both Olsson twins on the left flank, while Colin Kazim- Richards and Jordan Rhodes are in attack. Elsewhere, Morten Gamst- Pedersen starts on the right, while former Arsenal midfielder David Bentley is on the bench after joining Rovers on loan fr ...
TEAM NEWS FOR FA CUP: on Thomas Vermaelen (ankle)... He is looking quite good and is possibly back for Saturday. He should be in the squad. on Jack Wilshere... He is having tests today [Thursday] and tomorrow. He is looking better. He is still a doubt for Saturday. He’s got a kick on the thigh. on Laurent Koscielny (calf)... That is a problem. He has a test today and tomorrow exactly like Wilshere. on other team news... Ramsey is alright. Sagna is alright. Jenkinson is suspended. Diaby is available again and all the other players are alright.
With the likes of Luis Suarez and Thomas Vermaelen already playing top flight football in England, two more players have been linked with a move to the country with Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Nerwcastle all mentioned as possible suitors. Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld are under contract with Ajax until June 2014, but with neither looking likely to extend their deals beyond that date, the European giants may be forced to sell the exciting duo. Liverpool are reported to be highly interested in Eriksen and a move for the Danish international would be a big boost at Anfield, with the Reds lacking a creative midfielder of his caliber since the move of Steven Gerrard to a more defensive position. However, Brendan Rodger’s side will have to compete with several European clubs including Manchester Untied for his signature, as Eriksen has attracted widespread attention following his 6 goals and 6 assists in this season’s Dutch league. Newcastle and Tottenham are also in the hunt for a ...
Thought to captain Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny, Kieran Gibbs, Francis Coquelin and Lukasz Fabianski to make them back soon.
Arsenal Defender, Leftback Nacho Monreal will not be able to play against Bayern Munich because he is cup tied with Malaga. So it's either Thomas Vermaelen, Ignasi Miquel, Nico yennaris or Coqualin plaing at left back. -Nick
The stories making the headlines of the backpages of today's newspapers :- Spurs could fine Emmanuel Adebayor £160,000 after he arrived back in England late from the Africa Cup of Nations - the club eventually had to splash out on a private jet to get him back - (THE SUN) Roberto Mancini is on borrowed time at Manchester City after defeat to Southampton all-but ended their title challenge - (DAILY MIRROR) Peter Odemwingie will travel with West Brom to Liverpool tonight after clear-the-air talks with Steve Clarke - (THE SUN) Clarke reckons Liverpool remain a great club but no longer have a great team - (DAILY MAIL) Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen has had an anti-inflammatory injection in the hope of avoiding ankle surgery that could sideline him for a lengthy spell - (DAILY MAIL) West Brom striker Shane Long has emerged as a target for Serie A side Lazio, with Spaniards Sevilla also interested - (DAILY MIRROR) Anger among Manchester City stars continues in the wake of the 3-1 defeat at Southampton and i ...
has worried Thomas Vermaelen by selling star player Martin Caceres.
Arsenal have defensive concerns ahead of Sunderland match with Thomas Vermaelen and Laurent Koscielny doubtful... Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could face a defensive headache when Barclays Premier League action resumes at Sunderland on Saturday. The Gunners were already sweating on the fitness of captain Thomas Vermaelen's ankle injury before the players left for international duty, where fellow centre-half Laurent Koscielny limped off during France's defeat to Germany in Paris with a reported calf problem. Who would you like to start tomorrow alongside Per Mertesacker? a) Sebastian Squillaci b) Ignasi Miquel
Thomas Vermaelen claims Arsenal good enough to beat anyone | Football News | via
Arsenal Injury Updates :( :( Aaron Ramsey suffered a calf strain in training, and with Laurent Koscielny reportedly suffering the Same problem during France’s game with Germany, it could see the Gunners lose both players for around three weeks. Thomas Vermaelen didn’t play for Belgium this week because of his ankle knock and should he not make it for Saturday, the only other senior centre-half at the club besides Per Mertesacker is Sebastian Squillaci. are also suggestions that Tomas Rosicky might have been injured playing for the Czech Republic, but those are unconfirmed as yet -AR
Vermaelen ecstatic with Wilshere show: Captain Thomas Vermaelen hailed Arsenal's inspiration Jack Wilshere after the young England mi...
Arsenal have three international level centre-backs to choose from but captain Thomas Vermaelen has looked far from comfortable at times
Olivier Giroud has easily won the 2nd battle & books a place in the QFs BATTLE Vermaelen vs Per...
Thomas Vermaelen issues rallying call ahead of crunch fixtures
Marouane Fellaini and Thomas Vermaelen face race against time
Thomas Vermaelen up there too. Too many to choose from!
Thomas Vermaelen "I will stay at arsenal forever" Okay bro, I see you LOVE winning trophies :)
has worried Thomas Vermaelen by selling star player Dante.
will be pleased that Thomas Vermaelen has won the First Division Player of the Month award.
Been in Brussels this afternoon with Our Thomas Vermaelen piece should be on tonight and its Jan Vertonghen tomorrow.
Thomas Vermaelen should be a model. I mean look at those cheek bones!
Thomas Vermaelen on Monreal: "You can see he's quality, I think he will be a great signing for us"
We are proud to announce we have Thomas Vermaelen as our new admin -ADMINTEAM
to be fair Carl u were marked by Tony Belllew and Thomas Vermaelen. Good side Windsor are
The only outfield player with three or more defensive errors leading to goals this season is Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen.
EPL WEEKEND PREVIEW ARSENAL V STOKE 3PM New signing Nacho Monreal could go straight into the Arsenal side. Centre-back Thomas Vermaelen (ankle) is a doubt, but midfielder Mikel Arteta may return after his calf injury. Left-back Kieran Gibbs is set for around six weeks out with a thigh problem, while Francis Coquelin (hamstring) is also sidelined and forward Gervinho is away at the African Nations Cup. Stoke have no new injury problems. The Potters are hoping full-back Marc Wilson, who has been out since October with a broken leg, will play a reserve game next week as he builds up to a first-team return. Stoke made two new signings on transfer deadline day, goalkeeper Jack Butland and winger Brek Shea - but neither will be involved in the short term, with Butland having been loaned back to Birmingham and USA international Shea still recovering from a foot operation. Defenders Matthew Upson and Rory Delap have left the club. MANAGER QUOTES Arsene Wenger (Arsenal): "[Nacho Monreal] is available for the Stoke ...
Jordan Henderson had added to Luis Suarez's 17th league goal of the season to put Brendan Rodgers’ team in control at the hour mark but, just when it looked like the Reds were going to shed their flat-track-bully tag, the Gunners produced a storming revival, scoring two goals in three minutes through Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott. In a grandstand finish, Arsene Wenger’s team went all-out for the winner but Liverpool remained resolute through a combination of grit, fortune and poor finishing from the hosts. The draw means that Arsenal remained four points behind fourth-placed Tottenham in the race for the Champions League positions and it will agitate Wenger that they have mustered only a single point in league fixtures against Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool in January after some more abject defending on a marquee occasion. The hosts recalled Jack Wilshere, Walcott, Santi Cazorla, fit-again Thomas Vermaelen, Bacary Sagna, Santi Cazorla and Kieran Gibbs to the team that began the 3-2 FA Cup wi ...
Arsenal scored twice in three second-half minutes to come from behind and earn a draw with Liverpool. Luis Suarez gave Liverpool the lead when he capitalised on defensive slips by Bacary Sagna, Thomas Vermaelen and Aaron Ramsey to fire home. Jordan Henderson converted at the second attempt after the break before Arsenal rallied and Olivier Giroud headed home Jack Wilshere's free-kick. Theo Walcott equalised three minutes later when he fired across Jose Reina. More to follow. LINEUP, BOOKINGS (4) & SUBSTITUTIONS (2) MATCH STATS Possession 44% 56% 90mins Arsenal Liverpool Shots 2110 On target 115 Corners 86 Fouls 811 Live Text Commentary 90:00 +4:07 Full time Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee. 90:00 +3:24 Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny. 90:00 +1:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thomas Vermaelen by Leiva Lucas. Wojciech Szczesny takes the direct free kick. 90:00 +0:59 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Luis Suarez. 90:00 +0:21 Corner taken b ...
Arsenal 2:2 Liverpool – Welcome to rickysworld for tonight's Barclays Premier League at the Emirates Satdium between Arsenal and visitors Liverpool. – Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen is back in the Arsenal defense after missing out against Brighton with an ankle injury. – Francis Coquelin (hamstring) misses out for the hosts, as will reserve goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski (ankle). Gervinho is absent as he is on international duty with the Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations. – The Gunners only have one win (West Ham) from their last four league games, drawing with Southampton and losing to Chelsea and Manchester United. – Arsenal have also lost two of their past five league home games, but won the other three whilst Liverpool's away league form has been poor this season, with three wins, four draws and four defeats. – Theo Walcott leads Arsenal's goal scoring charts with 17 in all competitions. – Luis Suarez is integral to Liverpool's goal output - he has 21 in all competitions, and his n ...
Team news for all the matches this evening!! Manchester United v SOUTHAMPTON - 20:00 Robin van Persie is set to lead a host of big names back into the United starting line-up. Skipper Nemanja Vidic and central- defensive partner Rio Ferdinand are also set to be included ARSENAL v LIVERPOOL - 19:45 Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen is available again following an ankle injury while Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla are poised to return to the starting line-up. Liverpool will welcome back fit-again trio Jose Reina, Jose Enrique and Glen Johnson. NORWICH CITY v Tottenham Hotspur - 19:45 Norwich defender Sebastien Bassong has recovered from a calf injury and is in line to face his former club, while Tottenham will have striker Jermain Defoe back from injury. EVERTON v West BromWICH ALBION - 19:45 Everton are set to be without Kevin Mirallas and Seamus Coleman; Peter Odemwingie does not play as officially he has been given time off to see his wife and newborn son in hospital. FULHAM v West Ham UNITE ...
Posted by arseblog on 30 Jan 2013 / 9 *** I was chatting briefly with the Mugsmasher(my Liverpool supporting brother, for recent readers) about this game last night and the conclusion we came to was that anything could happen. He reckons one team is going to spank the other, he just doesn’t know who’ll be doing the spanking. Of course it could be 3-3 just as easily as 3-0 or 0-3; both teams concede too many but are capable of scoring too. We go into the game on the back of two wins and it’s a chance to makeit three in a row before a relatively miserable January is left behind. It’s also a chance to put a bit of daylight between us and them, we currently have a three point advantage so doubling that would be no bad thing. With regard to team news, Thomas Vermaelen is back but there’s no return yet for Mikel Arteta or Francis Coquelin who remain sidelined through injury. I suspect we’ll see the following line up tonight: Szczesny – Sagna – Koscielny – Vermaelen –Gibbs – Ramsey – Wi . ...
Team news ahead of tomorrow's game against Liverpool: Thomas Vermaelen returns. Mikel Arteta and Francis Coquelin are still out. - Kieran
Great new for Arsenal fans : Thomas Vermaelen is back for selection! BUT Mikel Arteta is still out. -MAS.
Arsene Wenger has given updates on Thomas Vermaelen, Mikel Arteta and Francis Coquelin ahead of the match -
Thomas Vermaelen is expected to return to the Arsenal defence after missing against Brighton with an ankle injury, while midfielder Mikel Arteta could also feature.
Would you rather have Thomas Vermaelen as the captain or Jack Wilshere? - JC
AGED just 21 years and 25 days, midfielder could step up in absence of injured Thomas Vermaelen and Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta & Thomas Vermaelen are back in full training
just like *** motorcycle, Thomas Vermaelen and Laurent Koscielny prove week in week out
Luis Suarez has captained Ajax when Thomas Vermaelen departed for Arsenal, and at last year's Olympics for Uruguay.
Per Mertesacker was captain, I see. Wise choice from Arsène. I'm one of the few that believe Thomas Vermaelen's is a good captain...
Well pay up then cause Thomas Vermaelen is white and plays for Arsenal
has delighted the fans of Manchester City with the signing of Thomas Vermaelen.
They* have great ability Thomas Vermaelen and Laurent Koscielny could be the best partnership in the league! Tall, strong and pacey!
Also Thomas Vermaelen is replaced by Laurent Koscielny, Jenkinson and Santos replace Sagna and Gibbs
- Captain Jack: Wilshere backed to skipper Arsenal and England by boss Wen...
TEAM NEWS: Wenger makes six changes Arsène Wenger has made six changes to his side for the trip to Brighton and Hove Albion in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Tomas Rosicky makes his first start since early December, while Abou Diaby is also recalled to the side. Andre Santos and Carl Jenkinson occupy the full-back berths, while there are also starts for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Laurent Koscielny, who replaces the injured Thomas Vermaelen. Per Mertesacker captains the team. Team in full: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Santos, Ramsey, Diaby, Rosicky, Podolski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud. Subs: Mannone, Sagna, Gibbs, Wilshere, Cazorla, Arshavin, Walcott.
Soccer 6 team news: Thomas Vermaelen and Francis Coquelin miss out for Arsenal at Brighton today but Abou Diaby and Tomas Rosicky available.
Let's please remember that our captain is Thomas Vermaelen, give him the respect he deserves, Jack isn't our captain YET
Arsenal will be without captain Thomas Vermaelen because of a minor ankle injury tomorrow.
Thomas is out of the game at Brighton today
Arsene Wenger: Jack Wilshere will be Arsenal captain one day - but not yet: Thomas Vermaelen handed Wil...
The boss has also given updates on the fitness of Thomas Vermaelen and Lukasz Fabianski ahead of the game -
Arsène Wenger says it was Thomas Vermaelen’s decision to give the captain’s armband to Jack Wilshere on Wednesday night
Jack Wilshere and Thomas Vermaelen are the only players with true passion and determination for the game.
The Gunners are set to face Brighton & Hove Albion in theFA Cup this Saturday and will do so without captain Thomas Vermaelen , who suffered an ankle injury against West Ham and vice-captain Mikel Arteta who is still currently sidelined. With midfield rotation on the cards for Wenger it is likely that Abou Diaby will return inplace of Jack Wilshere who is a candidate for Gunners captaincy further down the line, and Aaron Ramsey will quite likely continue in his favoured central midfield position but perhaps in a more advanced role in order to rest Cazorla – the Welshman has already lead Wales with the armband despite being only 22. Emmanuel Frimpong could feature too, however he is as far away from being captain than Arsene Wenger is from wearing a DENCH t-shirt to a game. The position where we should be looking is in the centre of defence. Johan Djourou was named captain on a few occasions while featuring in the Capital One Cup with many senior members were rested, but for this cup tie the partnership ...
Arsenal are in talks with Borussia Dortmund as the North London side look to sign German international defender Mats Hummels according to the Daily Express. Arsene Wenger will hope to beat several interested parties to the signing of the 24 year old, who may feel it is the right time to consider an exit from the Westfalenstadion with Jurgen Klopp’s side looking likely to lose the Bundesliga crown they have held on to for two seasons. negotiations are apparently already underway between Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal, and the Gunners want to sign him up as soon as possible. Arsenal will be asked to pay £17.6m for the former Bayer Munich man who is also the subject of interest from Man City, Man United and Barcelona. Hummels is an ever present this season and could well be seen by Wenger as a player who tighten the ship at the back. Though Arsenal do have three very able centre-backs to call upon in the form of Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Thomas Vermaelen the Arsenal boss may feel that the Boru ...
Arsenal make a substitution, with Laurent Koscielny coming on for Thomas Vermaelen
Aaron Ramsey off the line from Carlton Cole! He takes Thomas Vermaelen with him too! COMMITMENT.
AFC Ajax have one of the Best Youths systems in the world, making such players like: - Johan Cruyff - Marco Van Basten - Edgar Davids - Edwin Van Der Sar - Wesley Sneijder - Clarence Seedorf - Thomas Vermaelen - Rafael Van Der Vaart.
captain Thomas Vermaelen says he is confident the Club can secure a top-four finish in the Premier League -
Vermaelen - I am still confident of top four - Thomas Vermaelen is still confident that Arsenal can secure a top-four finish, despite Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Chelsea. Arsène Wenger’s side are seven points behind fourth-place Tottenham Hotspur, though they do have a game in hand - Wednesday’s fixture against West Ham United. Vermaelen and his team-mates are frustrated by recent results but the captain is taking heart from Arsenal’s second-half display at Stamford Bridge. -PRA
Eden Hazard was te sterk voor Thomas Vermaelen
So by Ian Wright's logic, Thomas Vermaelen should relinquish his captaincy now, in January, just for Jack Wilshere. GIVE ME STRENGTH.
Wilshere gets plaudits: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and captain Thomas Vermaelen were full of praise for Jack Wil...
Arsene Wenger hailed Jack Wilshere as “the complete midfielder” after the England star shot Arsenal into the FA Cup fourth round. Wilshere’s 86th-minute strike in the 1-0 win over Swansea capped a man of the match display and bailed out his misfiring team-mates Thomas Vermaelen, Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott who blew gilt- edged chances. Wenger, whose side now visit Championship side Brighton in the last 32 a week on Saturday, said: “He was outstanding. He played in a different position - higher up. It suited him well. “He is a complete midfielder. He can defend and attack. He is a guy who can dribble and give a final ball, so the closer they are to the goal the better it is.” Wilshere’s goal was just his second since making his comeback from a 17-month lay off with injury in October. The midfielder said: “I don’t think I will ever hit one like that in my life. It was a great set-up by Olivier, and it was important we got the goal. “We did not want extra time, not with an important g ...
Swansea Preview:: More please, Sir Reading the words of Thomas Vermaelen earlier this week, a defeat in professi...
Thomas Vermaelen: 'Jack Wilshere is a world class midfielder'
Thomas Vermaelen expressed his disappointment at their loss to Manchester City: In spite of their loss to Manche...
in your dream Barchampion Lamasia, have a wetdream with Jack Wilshere.knock yourself out.
Swansea City show strength of English football is rising, says Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen
[NST-Soccer] Gunners must fire against Swansea: LONDON: Thomas Vermaelen has backed his Ar...
Thomas Vermaelen feels Arsenal's FA Cup destiny is in their own hands ahead of their third round replay with Swansea.
Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen believes the club are about to embark on a crucial period that could determine their season.
Thomas Vermaelen has called Jack Wilshere "a world-class midfielder" and explains why he is so important to the squad
"Jack is a world-class midfielder and he can only get better" - Thomas Vermaelen
Thomas Vermaelen thinks "world class" Jack Wilshere can save Arsenal's season. The Gunners face a huge game with Swansea on Wednesday, because the FA Cup is their most realistic hope of silverware this season with their chances of reaching the top four in the balance and a tough Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich looming. Wednesday's replay against a side that has already won at the Emirates this season will be a test of Arsenal's character, and their big players will have to stand up to be counted - especially with key midfielder Mikel Arteta out with a calf injury. But captain Vermaelen reckons they can put their faith in Wilshere and claims they are thankful that the Swansea game comes just three days after Sunday's devastating defeat to Manchester City. Arsenal are facing a run of games which will define their season, with Swansea, Chelsea, West Ham and Liverpool all before the end of January. Vermaelen said: "Jack will be important in the next three weeks, absolutely. You can see sinc ...
Jamie Redknapp: Danny Welbeck provides spark but Thomas Vermaelen is a shadow of his former self
(Jamie Redknapp, Mail) It’s a shame what has happened to Thomas Vermaelen. He has been one of my favourite...
Tottenham Hotspur 0-5 Arsenal (Premier Division) A close-fought game at White Hart Lane ended in a one-sided result as Arsenal defeated Tottenham Hotspur 5-0. A brace from Olivier Giroud helped Arsenal to victory. Things did not get off to a good start for Tottenham Hotspur as Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen seized on an error by Hugo Lloris to score a good header from just inside the six-yard box. Powerful striker Olivier Giroud doubled Arsenal's lead with a well timed close range finish on 63 minutes. Neymar scored with a tame effort from close to goal in the 68th minute to extend the lead further. Giroud added his 2nd goal of the game with a well timed finish from close range on 71 minutes. Flamboyant midfielder Mario Götze completed the rout with a nice effort from 11 yards on 77 minutes. Tottenham Hotspur were nearly gifted a goal on 91 minutes through Gerard Piqué's lapse in concentration but they failed to capitalise on the opportunity presented to them. Player of the Match: Olivier Giroud *** . ...
Arsenal set to move for £9 million Toby Alderweireld? The Ajax defender could be the latest impressive Belgian to head to North East London, with Arsenal keen on beating Tottenham Hotspur to his signature. Given the success of Thomas Vermaelen and Jan Vertonghen in settling into life in the Premier League, it’s no surprise that Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur would be keen to pick up another player with similar qualities and Toby Alderweireld fits that bill almost spookily perfectly. Like Vertonghen and Vermaelen, Alderweireld is a tall, technically adept defender who is comfortable playing in a multitude of positions. He even plays for Ajax, who Spurs signed Vertonghen from in the summer, a player who had also interested Arsenal. With Vertonghen praising his former centre half partner, the indications were that Spurs might be set to make a move for the Ajax man, but it is Arsenal who now look to be leading the chase, with rumours of a bid of around £8 million imminent. Since Vertonghen left Ajax in the ...
SWANSEA 2-2 ARSENAL: GRAHAM RESCUES A REPLAY FOR SPIRITED SWANS Danny Graham took advantage of hesitant Arsenal defending to force a 2-2 draw and a replay for Swansea City in an entertaining end to Sunday's FA Cupthird-round encounter. After a lackluster opening 45 minutes, second-half substitute Michu took mere moments to break the deadlock and give the hosts the lead. Two goals in three minutes from Lukas Podolski and Kieran Gibbs turned the tie on its head, though, only for Graham to lash home from inside the area after Arsenal failed to clear a late corner. Arsene Wenger made three changes to the side who drew 1-1 with Southampton, with Olivier Giroud, Per Mertesacker and Aaron Ramsey coming in for Podolski, Thomas Vermaelen and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain respectively. Michu - who scored two at the Emirates Stadium earlier in the season - had to make do with a place on the Swansea bench after failing to fully overcome a back injury. The opening 10 minutes saw the hosts more than happy to soak up a domina ...
TEAM NEWS Swansea v Arsenal (1330 GMT) Arsenal will be delighted to see Spanish striker Michu left on the bench for Swansea after his two-goal heroics at the Emirates. His omission is one of four changes to the side which drew 2-2 with Aston Villa in their last outing, with Dwight Tiendalli, Kyle Bartley, Ki Sung-yueng and Nathan Dyer all drafted in. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger makes three alterations to the side held 1-1 at Southampton. Per Mertesacker replaces Thomas Vermaelen, Aaron Ramsey comes in for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski makes way for Olivier Giroud.
has worried Bacary Sagna by selling star player Thomas Vermaelen.
Thomas Vermaelen on the game against Southampton: "We didn't play our best game [against Southampton], we didn't create a lot of chances to score goals. Even the goal [we scored] wasn't a chance in my opinion. It wasn't a great afternoon." "Wojciech had to make a few saves, I think our overall defending as a team can always be better. I think the space between the defence and our strikers was too big so they could have play their game if they wanted. We have to work on that, it has to be better." -LK.
“Jack Wilshere and Thomas Vermaelen post match, job well done."
this is official arsenal newsletter.. Still there is no where mentioned walcott siging new deal (On the pitch… Arsenal ended 2012 on a high with a win at Wigan and then a convincing 7-3 victory over Newcastle, in which Theo Walcott scored a hat-trick to the delight of Arsene Wenger. The New Year started with a hard-fought 1-1 draw away at Southampton. After the game, Wenger admitted his team were fortunate to leave St Mary's with a point. Of Arsenal's loanees, Benik Afobe was on target for Bolton. Off the pitch... Arsenal were drawn to face Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League. Arsenal Ladies manager Laura Harvey announced she will leave the Club in January to take charge of American side Seattle Reign FC. Club legend and former assistant manager Pat Rice received an MBE. First-team stars including Thomas Vermaelen and Per Mertesacker visited Whittington Hospital to hand out Christmas presents. Ladies trio Alex Scott, Steph Houghton and Ellen White were nominated for the England Senior W ...
German club confirm talks to sign Arsenal defender! Read more: [from GMF]
What was the happiest moment of your life? — When Thomas Vermaelen's penalty hit the post. I thought my head wou...
Who do you prefer to see starting with Vermaelen? Koscielny or Mertesacker? I'd go with Mertesacker, he may be slow but he is strong and he positions himself better than Koscielny in my view. But, Koscielny is a great alternative as a centre back. He is the best tackling defender we have after all. What are your thoughts? -FSK
Aha, Chamberlain put Thomas Vermaelen in his all time XI in an interview last season.
Vermaelen: We must stay confident: Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has urged his team-mates to keep believing i...
Thomas Vermaelen reacts to draw to Southampton:
Thomas Vermaelen says Arsenal must keep their confidence levels up despite failing to produce their best form at Southampton on New Year's Day.
The team i would play out of are current team Wojciech Szczesny Carl Jenkinson Per Mertesacker Thomas Vermaelen Kieran Gibbs Fan Page Jack Wilshere Laurent Koscielny Mikel Artea Santi Cazorla Lukas Podolski Theo Walcott 4-2-2-2. You cant have a world class st who i think is 1 of the best on the wing he can score goals for fun as a st. What do you think and rate out of 10
has delighted the fans of FC Bayern Munchen with the signing of Thomas Vermaelen.
I liked a video Thomas Vermaelen reacts to draw to Southampton
Arsenal must forget about Southampton: Thomas Vermaelen was understandably disappointed with the way Arsenal pla...
pls can I nominate my beloved teams Mikel Arteta and Thomas Vermaelen
Thomas Vermaelen thinks it's a better idea to date someone who's been with Ricky from Eastenders & Peter Andre.
Video: Thomas Vermaelen reacts to draw to Southampton
Thomas Vermaelen and Lucy Hale don't know i exist.. yet X
Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke scored a penalty and gave an assist in the 2-2 draw against Swansea City. West Brom striker Romelu Lukaku scored again, but despite his goal the Baggies lost 1-2 to Fulham. Vincent Kompany (Man. City), Jan Verthongen and Moussa Dembele (Tottenham) easily won their home games, while Thomas Vermaelen (Arsenal) drew at Southampton.
Love waking up to Thomas Vermaelen on the Arsenal calendar.
Vermaelen - Let's keep spirit and confidence: Thomas calls for focus ahead of big games in league and cup - Arsenal FC
Wojciech Szczesny - 8 - Saved us. If not for this guy we would have lost by a few goals. Made a great save towards the end from Puncheon and when the ball bounced off Sagna's knee. 1 of the 2 players who I think actually played well today. Bacary Sagna - 3 - Absolute pile of *** today. Out of position constantly which meant Kos had to fill in and left Vermaelen by himself in the middle. Misplaced passes, not getting tight etc. Honestly one of Sagna's worst games in an Arsenal shirt. Was also at fault for the S'ton goal as he faffed around with the ball in the D instead of just getting his foot under it. Nearly scored an own goal as well. Laurent Koscielny - 6 - Honestly didn't do an awful lot wrong. Having to constantly fill in for Sagna made him look worse. Was a bit shaky but hasn't played a lot recently, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Thomas Vermaelen - 7 - Was left by himself in the middle when Kos was sorting Bac out. Didn't make his job any easier. Had a difficult aerial opponent in Lam ...
sorry if i offended any of you fans people who go on this page know im not the biggest fan of wenger and all i do is voice my opinion ... there no need to swear gooner till i die but seriously we need to buy a CF and DM anyways love you all and peace out :D -roshni
9 min PENALTY APPEAL! Southampton want a penalty as Japanese defender Yoshida takes a tumble inside the Arsenal area. Replays show that they have a case as well because Thomas Vermaelen played very little of the ball when making a challenge. Referee Lee Probert was not interested though.
a fan Meharjot Singh Dhanjal shared: "MW you need to shutup. Koscielny is better than Smalling Jones and Evans only vidic is better than him so you should get your head out of your *** and stop being biased." -Zz
Which Arsenal player will score the first goal in 2013 against Southampton?
join »» God created Thomas Vermaelen to show Vidic how to use his head
“He’s an absolute soldier, someone you’d always want in front of you, a real leader who just wants to win. I’m happy for him - he had his injury problems last season but he’s one of the best defenders in the world without a doubt.” Theo Walcott on Thomas Vermaelen -PGY
crisis . what crisis ?! now we have arteta vermaelen sagna wilshere cazorla podolski rosicky diaby (when hes fit) walcott and even giroud who playing really well not to mention younger talent like gnabry meade eisfeld and chambo what we lqck is CONSISTENSY -roshni
Transfer rumours: Man City looking to buy Ryan Shawcross in January. Lewis Holtby linked with Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton and Spurs. Ben Arfa and Leighton Baines linked with Arsenal. Chelsea emerge as top contenders to sign Demba Ba in January. Real Madrid planning to make a bid of £40 million for Gareth Bale. Chelsea are ready to shell out £40 million for Falcao but might have to wait till the summer. -AK
how about this arsenal starting XI sczeseny sagna per vermaelen gibbs arteta wilshere cazorla giroud podolski walcott how dominant would we be i mean our defence would be better and our attack would be phenominal and podolski giroud and walcott could switch when things arent going well just a thought -roshni
Thomas Vermaelen has fond memories of Newcastle’s last visit to Emirates Stadium - when he scored what proved to be a crucial late winner in Arsenal’s Champions League bid. “That’s a game I have great memories of,” Vermaelen told the official matchday programme. “I managed to score the winner in injury time, and I think it was the most important goal I have scored for Arsenal. “The teams were very close to each other in the league at the time, and we needed to win to help us towards the Champions League. It was an amazing feeling to score right at the end, and hopefully Saturday’s game will also leave us feeling positive.” -Alex
Arsenal - Newcastle Preview: Gunners back in action after Boxing Day postponement Wenger's side should be well rested after their game against West Ham was called off, whereas Pardew's men may be feeling the effects of their dramatic 4-3 defeat at Old Trafford PROBABLE LINEUPS ARSENAL Arsenal FC Szczesny Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs Arteta, Wilshere Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Podolski Walcott NEWCASTLE Krul Simpson, Coloccini, Perch, Santon Bigirimana, Tiote Cisse, Marveaux, Sa. Ameobi Ba Arsene Wenger has no new injury concerns following the 1-0 win over Wigan last Saturday. Laurent Koscielny is back fit but is unlikely to replace either Thomas Vermaelen or Per Mertesacker in the Arsenal defence. Abou Diaby (thigh) and Andre Santos (abdominal injury) are long-term absentees for the Gunners while Lukas Fabianski (ankle) is expected back towards the end of January. Alan Pardew's squad, on the other hand, has been ravaged by injuries and suspensions. While Cheikh Tiote returns after missing the ma ...
On our last Premier League meeting with New Castle, Arsenal [home] won 2-1. Hatem Ben Arfa scored the opening goal at 14 minutes followed by a goal from our ex-captain Robin van Persie at 15 minutes and one from our current captain Thomas Vermaelen during extra time. We held 59% of the possession and had 13 shots on target including 11 fouls and 2 yellow cards. -LK.
Premier League - POOR PLAYERS SO FAR IN THE EPL- As the season reaches its half-way point, ESPN takes a look at which players have failed to live up to expectations at each club. Arsenal: Thomas Vermaelen There is a case for Gervinho while Arsenal fans can lament the continuing presence of Marouane Chamakh, Andre Santos and Sebastien Squillaci at the club but the gravest disappointment of the season may be a man of whom rather more was expected. On his day, Thomas Vermaelen ranks among the best defenders in the division. Too often, however, it has not been his day. A harrowing afternoon at Old Trafford was the nadir in an uncomfortable spell at left-back while the Arsenal captain was run ragged by a League Two striker, Nahki Wells, in a Capital One Cup exit to Bradford that was sealed by Vermaelen's poor penalty. Aston Villa: Darren Bent Darren Bent started the season as Aston Villa captain. He reaches the half-way point having lost the armband, his place in the team and then his place on the bench to Jor ...
WIGAN ATHLETIC 0 ARSENAL 1 Philip Haigh, Trevor Faulkner and Gary Nelson lose points from Shaun Maloney's booking. Peter Carroll gets points from Mikel Arteta's 4th goal of the season. John Eastman get points from Theo Walcott's assist. Richard Ellis get a clean sheet from Per Mertesacker. Chris Brown, Chris Mowles and John Mckeown get a clean sheet from Thomas Vermaelen.
Arsenal's players want Theo Walcott's to stay but can do nothing, says captain Thomas Vermaelen! Read more: [from GMF]
Thomas Vermaelen praises Arsenal fightback "We had a lot to prove, A lot of people questioned us and maybe...
Vermaelen praises Arsenal: Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen has said that he is happy with his side's ...
Thomas has scored 13 goals since start of 2009-10, most by any defender in the Premier League!
Thomas Vermaelen has praised Arsenal's performance in their 5-2 away win against Reading in the Premier League on Monday.
Arsenal is my club. In my eyes, they belong to the absolute elite of European top clubs.” - Thomas Vermaelen
[Football captain Thomas Vermaelen says Theo Walcott's ongoing contract dispute could see him leaving the club in January.
Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen he can do nothing to stop Theo Walcott leaving! Read more: [from GMF]
Walcott is invaluable says Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen -
Thomas Vermaelen could have Ivanovic in a boxing match any day
Vermaelen: We want Walcott to stay Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has weighed in on the ongoing contract dispute th
Thomas Vermaelen says Theo Walcott has been 'invaluable' for Arsenal and hopes a deal can be agreed to keep him at the club.
Aaron Ramsey says Arsenal will go into 2013 "hungrier than ever" for success. Is he leaving then?? (C*C)
What a counter attacking goal. Thomas Vermaelen esque run from Luiz leaving space at the back. No Lampard to mop up either
Thomas Vermaelen is one lucky sod. No wonder his performances have been lacking. He's all worn out
Thomas Vermaelen and Kieran Gibbs with their girlfriends at Arsenal's Christmas party 2012
Theo Walcott is 'invaluable' to Arsenal FC - Thomas Vermaelen
for some reason this occurred to me, you look a lot like Thomas Vermaelen.
Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen called on the club's board to do everything in their power to keep Theo Walcott.
..the reason for Thomas Vermaelen's poor performance recently - THE girlfriend.
“Thomas Vermaelen's girlfriend, take a bow.. Christ he's done well there
Thomas Vermaelen says the squad had a point to prove against Reading. "We wanted to perform and we think we did that."
Thomas Vermaelen is telling Walcott to '' not go from Arsenal '' But its pointless.. -VL.
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