Thomas Vermaelen has joined Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker and Wojciech Szczesny in stressing his commitment to the Arsenal cause dismissing any suggestion that Barcelona have approached him about a summer move
The Gunners captain also spoke about being dropped in recent weeks following a poor run of form stressing that he’s not unduly worried about the development and going so far as to joke that only Lionel Messi plays without mistakes.
“It will not be the last time that this happens,” the Belgian told voetbalkrant.com about spending time on the bench.
“As a professional footballer you know this is a possibility, I’m not worried. It is also only the last two games, for the rest of the season I played almost all the time, about 35 matches.
“Arsenal is also not a bad team, you know, of course there is competition [for places]. I have indeed made mistakes, If I’d played all games flawlessly, I would have been Messi.”
Talking about his future at the Emirates, he continued: “My focus is on Arsenal. It is far from the end of the season. I’ve learned in football not to look too far ahead. From Barcelona I have not heard anything, no.”
Given that Carl Jenkinson, Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal have each just signed contracts at the Emirates Arseblog News is just waiting on Bacary Sagna to confess his undying love for the Gunners and we’ll have completed the set.
The sensible money is on Johan Djourou beating him to it mind…
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Thanks to @SiuFay for the heads up.