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Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen will undergo surgery and will be out for 4 months

Thursday November 27 2014,

Tags: La Liga, FC Barcelona, Thomas Vermaelen

The former Arsenal defender has not been able to make his debut with Los Blaugranas, since he has not been fit to play ever since he arrived to the club.
Thomas Vermaelen's debut with Barcelona may have to wait until the 2015-16 season. The Belgian defender, who played his final league game with Arsenal last season, will have to undergo surgery to his right leg, and will be forced to work off the pitch for the next four months, Barcelona's medical services revealed today.

The former Arsenal player will be operated in Finland, having laureated...

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STILL WAITING: More bad news for ex-Arsenal man Thomas Vermaelen

The former Arsenal defender has not played a single minutes for Barcelona since his transfer.
If fans wanted to see Thomas Vermaelen in action, they will have to wait a bit longer.

The former Arsenal center back has yet to even play a single minute for Barcelona since making the switch this summer. The 29-year-old, who captained the Gunners in his last two seasons in England, also had some bad luck following him at the World Cup as he returned from Brazil injured and was unable to even...

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REVEALED: Shocking insight into Barcelona's signing of former Arsenal defender Vermaelen

Wednesday October 15 2014,

Tags: Thomas Vermaelen, Arsenal, Barcelona, La Liga, English Premier League

Despite joining this summer, Barcelona staff had some interesting opinions regarding bringing the Belgian defender on board.
Is this going to turn out to be a case of "I told you so"?

This past summer, Barcelona splashed out about £15 million to bring Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen to Camp Nou, and the Gunners promptly opted to replace him with 19-year-old Calum Chambers for just £1 million--or about £16 million. And so far, it appears that Arsene Wenger's men have gotten the better...

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CONFESSION: Administrative irregularities the cause of our transfer ban, admits Barca president

Barcelona president Jordi Bartomeu has revealed some more details behind the cause of Barcelona's
Barcelona president Jordi Bartomeu has accepted partial blame on Sunday for the Catalan giants' transfer ban, blaming the sanction on "certain administrative irregularities".

The Liga heavyweights were handed a two-transfer window ban due to breaching Fifa rules regarding the signing of minors, a decision Barcelona decided to appeal. 

The ban was suspended upon appeal...

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Barcelona sign Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal – Tweets, photos, transfer details

Saturday August 9 2014,

Tags: Transfer, Barcelona, Arsenal, Thomas Vermaelen

Thomas Vermaelen is officially gone from Arsenal and has become a Barcelona player. As the Blaugrana welcomed their new defender, Twitter reacted.
Already on Friday, Barca announced on its official website that they had reached an agreement to sign the ex-Ajax and Arsenal skipper on a five-year-deal. The Spanish powerhouse described Vermaelen as “a natural leader” who has “an impressive physique”, “is excellent with the ball at his feet and reads the game well.”

The 28-year-old Belgian passed his medical...

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TRANSFER SPECULATION: Manchester United looking to make double swoop for Arsenal and Roma defenders

The Red Devils are preparing a massive money offer to get not just one, but two defenders this summer.
With the summer transfer window entering its last month, Manchester United, like many other clubs, are keen to make one final push to get as many of their targets as possible.

The Red Devils endured a nightmare campaign last season under David Moyes and are hoping to make that a distant memory under the leadership of Dutch tactician Louis Van Gaal. So far, they seem to be on their way as they...

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Man Utd and Barca target could leave the Emirates, admits Wenger

Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen could see his time with the Gunners come to an end, with many top European clubs keeping an eye out for the Belgian defender
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has admitted club captain Thomas Vermaelen could leave the north London side after seeing himself fall down the pecking order at the Emirates.

The Belgian center-back, who signed for the Gunners from Dutch side Ajax back in 2009, immediately became a hit at Arsenal, being named skipper upon the departure of Robin van Persie.

However, the 28-year-old defender...

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TRANSFER: Barca shortlist five world-class defenders to bring to Camp Nou

Barcelona have signed French defender Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia, but according to reports, the Catalan side are still on the hunt for another center-back
La Liga giants Barcelona are keen to secure a quality defender to strengthen the arguably under-performing back line these past two seasons.

In a press conference back in April, Barcelona manager Luis Enrique was quoted as saying, "...we’ll try to strengthen ourselves in every position as well as we can" and appears eagerly determined in building a squad with two players for...

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Vermaelen RULED OUT, Kompany a doubt for the Belgium v USA clash

Bad news for Belgium as two of the Red Devils' star defenders look set to miss out on their match against USA
Belgium’s hopes of booking their quarter-final spot has taken a blow as Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is set to miss out on their round of 16 clash with USA.

The Gunners skipper picked up a knock in the European team's clash with Russia and has now been rulled out of the Red Devils all-important tie against Jurgen Klinssman’s side.

In a statement by the national team boss...

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Belgium’s list of injured players grows as round of 16 clash against USA nears

Just days from the vital clash against the United States, Belgium keep losing important defenders.
The Belgians seem to not be able to catch a break during this World Cup. First, they lost Kevin De Bruyne due to injury. Then, both centre-backs, Vincent Kompany, and Thomas Vermaelen got injured. Now, also their right-back, Anthony Vanden Borre is out.

Belgium now need to come up with some sort of plan B, as their defensive line gets smaller, just days ahead of the clash with the United States...

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World Cup 2014: Belgium profile, roster, matches, live stream and TV info

One of the World Cup’s dark horses, Belgium, has a talent laden squad waiting to send shock waves through the world of football.
One of the World Cup’s dark horses, Belgium, has a talent laden squad waiting to send shock waves through the world of football.

History in World Cup:

Modern fans of the game are perhaps not used to seeing Belgium in a World Cup; however, older fans are definitely not shocked to see a former household name return to the biggest stage the game has to offer. Belgium qualified six...

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How long will it take for Belgium to establish themselves as a force in world football?

The Red Devils finally seem to be coming of age, and it will be interesting to see whether they will be able to compete at all fronts in years to come.
Belgium have failed to qualify for a major tournament for more than a decade now, their last appearance in a notable competition was back in 2002 when they qualified for the FIFA World Cup held in South Korea and Japan. They were controversially knocked out by eventual winners Brazil, after a goal by Marc Wilmots was wrongfully disallowed and the Belgians were forced to bow out of the tournament.

They...

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Five issues Arsenal need to address in the Summer transfer window

The Gunners have reportedly identified their main transfer targets and are already in pursuit of some of the biggest talents in world football.
Arsenal and Arsene Wenger to be specific is well known for being a bit cautious in the transfer market in recent years. The Frenchman who has been operating on a very tight budget since the construction of Arsenal’s state of the art stadium, is forced to carefully analyze all his transfer targets and negotiate thoroughly on transfer fees in order to get the best talents at bargain prices.

This...

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How should Arsenal approach their match with Reading to avoid a let down?

Fresh off an international break, Arsenal will take on Reading for the third time this season. Will the visitors be able to impress Nigel Adkins in his first match ahead of the Royals?
The life of an Arsenal fan requires patience, an open mind, belief and did I mention patience? Every season turns into an emotional roller coaster, but unfortunately for Arsenal fans, that emotional roller coaster has been unable to reach anything more appealing than a Champions League spot in the last eight years.

Once again, the 2012/13 campaign is coming down to the wire, and Arsenal fans...

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English Premier League: Arsene’s tactics are finally paying off as Arsenal cruise to another victory

The Gunners recorded a well deserved victory over Welsh side Swansea, and have now closed down the gap between themselves and Chelsea by only two points.
Chelsea however do have a match in hand when they welcome West Ham United to Stamford Bridge in a London derby, in another London derby we will see Spurs battle it against Fulham in an attempt to maintain a seven point lead over their bitter rivals Arsenal.

But Arsenal will continue to fight on and will be hoping to take advantage if their London counterparts are to drop any points. Arsene Wenger...

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Swansea City vs Arsenal Preview

Arsenal will try to keep their momentum after a deflating, yet confidence boosting victory in Munich on Wednesday.
Just when everyone expected Arsenal to show up at the Allianz Arena, put out 11 players and get laughed out of Munich, the Gunners managed to put on a brilliant performance in front of thousands of Munich fans who were left confused, yet relieved that the German side still went through.

If someone had thrown out the idea of the Gunners being the first team to defeat Bayern at home, while keeping...

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Who are Arsenal's two best center-backs?

After an impressive clean sheet against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night, many are questioning Thomas Vermaelen's presence in the team.
Arsenal's season started with three consecutive clean sheets, something that really impressed their fans. Could it be possible that Steve Bould's presence on the coaching staff could finally have figured out Arsenal's defensive problems? Well, Bould's presence can and should sort things out at the back for Arsenal, but it will take some time. 

When Arsenal took the field on Wednesday...

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Vermaelen : Arsenal want to repay the confidence Wenger has in the team

Wednesday March 13 2013,

Tags: Thomas Vermaelen, Arsene Wenger, Arsenal, Bayern Munich

Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has hailed his manager Arsene Wenger, and has declared his desire to earn progression to the next round in a notion to repay Wenger for his continual support.
Arsenal face a colossal task ahead of the second leg of the round of 16, when they face German leaders Bayern Munich. The Bavarians have an advantage over the Gunners after they dismantled them in the first leg at the Emirates, defeating the London side 3-1. This enabled Bayern not just to earn a healthy two goal advantage, but also take three very important away goals to the next leg scheduled to...

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Arsenal's lack of leadership is just one of many problems at the Emirates

The Gunners were never favorites on Tuesday night against Bayern Munich, but after a 1-3 defeat, Arsenal's weaknesses were obvious.
The morning after a defeat is always a good time to sit and think about what contributed to the loss. For Arsenal fans, they woke up to pictures of Arsene Wenger and Jack Wilshere plastered all over the newspapers and sports websites. Not surprising, but, now more than ever, fans and neutrals are calling for Wenger to leave.

One important question to ask is whether or not Arsene Wenger is the...

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Does Jack Wilshere deserve to be the Arsenal captain?

Thomas Vermaelen and Mikel Arteta have been appointed the Arsenal captaincy since the beginning of the season. Does Jack Wilshere deserve to be considered as the team captain?
Ahead of Arsenal's match against Brighton for the FA Cup, Arsenal fans were ecstatic with the thought of Jack Wilshere leading the London side out onto the pitch. 

He had already captained the side mid-week against West Ham, but that was only due to the fact that Thomas Vermaelen was substituted in the second half.

On Saturday, the England International only came on in the 68th minute...

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