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Thomas Vermaelen Biography & Latest News

Thomas Vermaelen Biography

Thomas Vermaelen is a Belgian footballer who plays for Arsenal F.C. and the Belgium national football team. Though he usually plays as a left-sided centre back, he can play at left-back as well. He is currently the captain of Arsenal. He started his career in his home country with Germinal Ekeren and then moved on to the Dutch club Ajax's youth academy. He made his professional debut on 15 February 2004 in a 2–0 away win over Volendam. He was sent on loan to RKC Waalwijk for the 2004–05 season, where he made thirteen appearances in which he scored three goals. Vermaelen joined Arsenal from Ajax for an initial fee of €10 million on 19 June 2009, signing a four-year contract. Vermaelen made his Premier League debut on 15 August 2009 in a 6–1 away win against Everton, and scored in the 37th minute. Arsenal fans voted him as their player of the month twice in a row on Arsenal.com and affectionately nicknamed him the 'Verminator'. Vermaelen started his first UEFA Champions League game against Olympique de Marseille and played a key role in helping keep a clean sheet for the Gunners. On August 2012 Vermaelen was announced as Arsenal's new captain, replacing Robin van Persie upon his departure to Manchester United. His key attributes include aerial ability, leadership skills and he is quick with the ball at his feet. He is also known for his goalscoring ability as a defender.

Thomas Vermaelen Latest News & Articles

Reports: Crystal Palace interested in signing Barcelona duo
Reports: Crystal Palace interested in signing Barcelona duo
Frank De Boer is looking to add depth to the Eagles' squad and has enquired about the Barcelona duo.
Arsenal to let Alexis Sanchez join Manchester City on one condition and other transfer news and rumours of the day - 9th July, 2017
Arsenal to let Alexis Sanchez join Manchester City on one condition and other transfer news and rumours of the day - 9th July, 2017
A quick look at all the top transfer news of the day.
Serie A 2016/17: 10 of the worst transfers of the season
Serie A 2016/17: 10 of the worst transfers of the season
A look back at some of the worst transfer dealings in Italy for the 2016/17 campaign.
Barcelona transfer round-up: Messi wants star man out, Barca chasing Aurier, Asensio's failed move and more
Barcelona transfer round-up: Messi wants star man out, Barca chasing Aurier, Asensio's failed move and more
All the transfer news and rumours in and around the Camp Nou.
5 players who were lucky to represent FC Barcelona
5 players who were lucky to represent FC Barcelona
Some players have been extremely lucky to have represented the Spanish giants.
5 Barcelona stars who have no future at the club
5 Barcelona stars who have no future at the club
Barcelona may go for a squad overhaul in the summer given their poor form this season and these stars are the most likely to get the axe.
Barcelona rejects XI
Barcelona rejects XI
Barcelona have let go of some real gems.
Belgium's football revolution that India needs to learn from
Belgium's football revolution that India needs to learn from
The story behind Belgiums immense improvement over this short period of time.
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 8th August, 2016
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 8th August, 2016
Here are the transfer news and rumours doing the rounds on 8th August.
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 5th August, 2016
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 5th August, 2016
Here are the transfer news and rumours doing the rounds on August 5th.
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 2nd August, 2016
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 2nd August, 2016
Here are the transfer news and rumours doing the rounds on 2nd August:
Does the Lucas Digne signing make sense for Barcelona?
Does the Lucas Digne signing make sense for Barcelona?
Did Barcelona just sign a left-back backup when they have no real first choice right back in the squad?
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 13th July, 2016
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 13th July, 2016
All the transfer new across Europe at one place.
Euro 2016: Belgium and Wales - The story of two 'Golden Generations'
Euro 2016: Belgium and Wales - The story of two 'Golden Generations'
When fire took on fire, it was the dragons that prevailed over the devils!
History-making Wales upset Belgium 3-1 in Euro quarters
History-making Wales upset Belgium 3-1 in Euro quarters
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