The rumours about a possible summer departure from Arsenal by club vice-captain Thomas Vermaelen have blown up in flames after the Belgian star was seen in a bar and photographed next to Barcelona’s star man Carlos Puyol.
The Catalans have been linked with a move for the Belgian for a long time now ever since their talks for Milan’s Brazilian Thiago Silva failed to go through.
Vermaelen expressed his wish to play at Arsenal for the remaining of his career if possible, but with such an important contender as Barcelona on the wire now, you can never know what will happen.
Vermaelen’s agent Kees Vos completely snubbed the possibility of a switch, saying:
“It is just two world class defenders in the same restaurant.”
Vermaelen has become one of the fans favorite at Arsenal for his sheer devotion for the club’s colors, and snubbing an offer from Barcelona will surely cement his position in the squad and in the fans’ hearts.
Arsene Wenger’s plans of attacking the league title this season will surely aid Vermaelen make the right decision, and with the Belgian in the same form he was in last summer, we can surely expect to have a very strong squad throughout the season.