It had been suggested that Thomas Vermaelen could be looking for a move away from Arsenal in a bid to play more regualr football so he can feature in the Belgium squad for the World Cup in Brazil.
Arsene Wenger has said that he understands Vermaelen’s frustratin of not playing as Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny are the two current first choice centre backs. The the Arsenal manager has highlighted that Vermaelen still has a role to play at the club.
“It is unfortunately part of our job that sometimes we frustrate people,” said Wenger.
“He is rightly frustrated because he has the quality to play, because he behaves with a fantastic attitude and is a credit to our job. Not everybody behaves like him, it is absolutely fantastic. I can understand completely his frustration.
“They have done well, and there was no particular reason to change. Vermaelen’s time will come. In our job the most important [thing] is to be ready and he behaves like somebody who will be ready when needed.”
Arsenal have a lot of games to get through this season so Vermaelen will get his chance at some point. In all fairness, the current combo of Mertesacker and Koscielny have not done much wrong to warrant them getting dropped but injuries are part of the game and if either of them go down then Vermaelen is going to automatically step in and what better quality to have than him to come in?