Thomas Vermaelen to undergo surgery – Barcelona defender out for 5 MONTHS [Sport]

Thomas Vermaelen is quickly becoming one of the worst signings ever for Barcelona. We knew the Belgian defender was injury prone at Arsenal, but not quite this bad! Vermaelen has yet to play for Barcelona in a competitive match but did briefly return to training last week. Today, Sport have revealed that Vermaelen is set […]

Ex-Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen takes part in 1st Barcelona training session [Video]

Thomas Vermaelen’s rather strange and unheralded transfer to Barcelona slipped even further under the radar when it emerged that the Belgian defender was essentially injured on arrival, and ruled out for several weeks. The former Arsenal man finally made his first appearance at a Barcelona training session today, along with the likes of Messi and […]

Ex-Barcelona captain Carles Puyol pops by training to watch in a wistful manner [Video]

Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol can still be found around the training pitch of his old club. His shaggy mane is unmistakable and today he decided to stand pitch-side and observe his former teammates doing their thing. Now the assistant director of football, Puyol achieved unprecedented success at Barca, winning everything and, despite being semi-retired […]

VIDEO: Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal “are a bit short at the back”

The season has barely got underway and Arsenal already have some concerns with their defensive options. Following the Gunners 0-0 draw at Besiktas in the Champions League on Tuesday night, Wenger admitted at his post match presser that Arsenal “are a bit short at the back”. The Gunners have signed Calum Chambers from Southampton and Mathieu […]

Luis Suarez, Vermaelen, Rakitic et al presented to Barcelona fans [Video]

Ahead of this evening’s Gamper Trophy at the Camp Nou, Barcelona have killed five birds with the one stone, and unveiled all of their sumer signings to the fans. Summer signings Luis Suarez, Thomas Vermaelen, Ivan Rakitic, Claudio Bravo and Mathieu were all brought out onto a stage and waved down to the people, in […]

Arsenal start negotiations with Olympiakos over £8m deal for Kostas Manolas [Goal]

Arsenal have opened negotiations with Olympiakos over an £8 million deal for their defender Kostas Manolas, according to Goal. The Gunners have moved for Manolas after Wenger sanctioned a move following the departure of Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona. Manolas has played Champions League football for Olympiakos and is a regular for the Greek national team, […]

FC Barcelona reveal that Thomas Vermaelen has a thigh injury, out for unknown period

Never buy a player from Arsene Wenger, so the proverb goes. Just two days after Thomas Vermaelen passed his medical at Barcelona, having signed from Arsenal for approximately £15m, the Catalan club have revealed that the Belgian defender is carrying a thigh injury, sustained at the World Cup. Of course, a thigh injury wouldn’t be a […]

Thomas Vermaelen posts lengthy Instagram message to Arsenal fans

Just moments after Arsene Wenger praised Thomas Vermaelen for his “human qualities” in the post-Manchester City win press conference, the Belgian defender posted a message for Arsenal fans on Instagram. After Arsenal’s 3-0 Community Shield win, Arsene Wenger admitted: “I told Vermaelen at end of last season that he could leave as he didn’t play. […]

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