Vermaelen – With everyone fit Arsenal can compete with anybody

The Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen was part of the back line that stopped the prolific Man City team from even getting a shot on goal in the 1-0 win on Sunday, and now believes that the Gunners should be considered as certain challengers for the Premiership title next season.

The only worry he has is that Arsenal need to maintain some consistency and, most importantly, remain injury free next year.

“In some games we have shown a lot of quality and that we can compete with everybody,” said Vermaelen. “But you have to be consistent in the league and sometimes that’s not been the case for us. But we will try to do that better next year. I’m confident we can do that.