Tag: Thomas Vermaelen

Thomas Vermaelen played for Arsenal Football Club. The Belgian defender joined Arsenal from Ajax in 2009 for £10m. Vermaelen left Arsenal for Barcelona in 2014 for £15m. In total, the former Arsenal Captain made 150 appearances and scored 15 goals. Vermaelen wore the number 5 shirt for Arsenal. He was born on November 14, 1985. Vermaelen currently plays for Vissel Kobe in Japan.

Dead body, mega transfer, major injury, youth sale & more: Arsenal weekend roundup

After a busy week, things didn't really slow down over the weekend as Arsenal sorted out the transfer of two players, a dead body was found at an Arsenal player's home and three matches took place.
Japanese football club Vissel Kobe's new player Thomas Vermaelen of Belgian poses with his new uniform during a press conference at Noevir Stadium in Kobe on July 27, 2019. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

Former Arsenal captain signs for J-League side

Former Arsenal captain, Thomas Vermaelen, has signed a two-and-a-half year contract with Lukas Podolski's team in Japan, Vissel Kobe.

Are Arsenal cursed?

With Laurent Koscielny refusing to travel with Arsenal to the USA on pre-season tour, it’s time to ask – Is the club and their captains cursed?
Belgium's defender Thomas Vermaelen gestures during a press conference at Le Haillan, south-western France, on June 14, 2016, during the Euro 2016 football tournament. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal captain turns down player-coach offer, will undergo medical with new club

Thomas Vermaelen has turned down the chance to become a player-coach alongside Vincent Kompany at Anderlecht, opting instead for a move to Olympiakos.

Former Arsenal captain picks up hamstring injury

Another season, another injury for Thomas Vermaelen, who has been ruled out for up to six weeks after picking up a hamstring problem while with Belgium.
Belgium's defender Thomas Vermaelen gestures during a press conference at Le Haillan, south-western France, on June 14, 2016, during the Euro 2016 football tournament. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Bad luck strikes former Arsenal captain once again

Thomas Vermaelen will face another spell on the sidelines after injuring his thigh against Real Betis.
Belgium's defender Thomas Vermaelen gestures during a press conference at Le Haillan, south-western France, on June 14, 2016, during the Euro 2016 football tournament. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Unhappy ex-Arsenal captain could force move back to Premier League in January

Thomas Vermaelen is reportedly concerned about his lack of playing time ahead of the World Cup next year and could force a move away from Barcelona in January.
Belgium's defender Thomas Vermaelen gestures during a press conference at Le Haillan, south-western France, on June 14, 2016, during the Euro 2016 football tournament. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Barcelona deny blocking transfer of ex-Arsenal defender

Thomas Vermaelen recently revealed Barcelona forced him to stay this summer, but now the Spanish club have responded insisting he's allowed to leave.
Belgium's defender Thomas Vermaelen gestures during a press conference at Le Haillan, south-western France, on June 14, 2016, during the Euro 2016 football tournament. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal 31-year-old keen for Premier League return to boost World Cup hopes

Thomas Vermaelen is reportedly keen on a return to the Premier League amid alleged interest from West Brom.

Everton in three-way battle for Barcelona 31-year-old previously at the Emirates

Former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is wanted by Crystal Palace, Everton and West Brom this summer, according to latest reports.
Belgium's defender Thomas Vermaelen gestures during a press conference at Le Haillan, south-western France, on June 14, 2016, during the Euro 2016 football tournament. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Everton after Vermaelen despite fresh injury concerns

Everton are reportedly eyeing up former Gunner, Thomas Vermaelen.

Barcelona could still pay Arsenal another €3.5m for Vermaelen

Barcelona could still reportedly have to pay Arsenal an additional €3.5m for Thomas Vermaelen.

Former Arsenal and Barcelona defender returning to the Premier League

Thomas Vermaelen could be returning to the Premier League as West Brom are reportedly considering a move for him.

Former Arsenal captain ditched from squad

Thomas Vermaelen hasn't been given a squad number by Barcelona, suggesting that the former Arsenal centre-back is leaving the La Liga giants this summer.

5 Arsenal players named in 15 worst Barcelona signings of all time

Five former Arsenal players have been included in Barcelona's 15 worst signings of all time.

Crystal Palace want former Arsenal captain

New Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer is interested in signing Barcelona's Thomas Vermaelen.

Southampton and Watford in chase for former Arsenal captain

Ex-Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen could be leaving Barcelona to return to the Premier League.

Former Arsenal captain poised for Watford loan move

Reports in both the Daily Mail and The Mirror suggest that Watford are interested in signing Thomas Vermaelen on a loan move this summer.

How Koscielny grew into one of the world's best for Arsenal

Since an unforgettable Premier League debut at Anfield in August of 2010, which saw him sent off in second-half stoppage time, Laurent Koscielny hasn't had an easy journey to success for Arsenal.
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Integration clause inserted into Arsenal captain's contract when he left

In part of a batch of contracts being released by Football Leaks in conjunction with a number of media outlets, part of Thomas Vermaelen’s Barca contract has been released.
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Arsenal captain’s Barcelona contract contained Catalan clause

In part of a batch of contracts being released by Football Leaks in conjunction with a number of media outlets, part of Thomas Vermaelen’s Barca contract has been released.
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Look: Per Mertesacker photo up on Arsenal’s captain’s wall

Arsenal may not have had a proper captain start a league match since some time in 2014, but Per Mertesacker has had his portrait placed on the captain’s wall despite being sidelined until the last six months of his contract.

Sunday Arsenal recap: Lacazette injured, Liverpool latest + bitter-sweet Manchester City win

On Sunday, we shifted our attention over the Liverpool after they beat Barcelona 4-0 and, as always, delved into the biggest transfer rumours so you don't have to.
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Former Arsenal man arrives for medical [with video]

Thomas Vermaelen has arrived in Rome for a medical ahead of his loan move to join Wojciech Szczesny at Roma.

Saturday Arsenal recap: Wenger explains transfer plans, players linked + more

Saturday was full of post-match comments from Arsene Wenger and players following our 8-0 win over Viking FK but of course there was still the usual amount of shady gossip doing the rounds.

Roma in talks with former Arsenal skipper - deal in advanced stages

It appears that Thomas Vermaelen is about to sign for Roma on a two-year loan.

Friday Arsenal recap – New signing, the latest on Griezmann and Lacazette + more

Friday was a comparatively jam-packed day with deals happening left, right and centre, as well as the usual gossip-guff.
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Szczesny would welcome former Arsenal captain at Roma

Wojciech Szczesny has admitted that he would welcome former Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen at Roma.

Thursday Arsenal recap – ‘Ecstatic’ new striker, but no Lacazette?

As the football gets closer, the rumours get dafter, so we spend our days combing through the nonsense so you don’t have to. In actual...
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Liverpool make offer for former Arsenal captain – report

Liverpool have allegedly made an offer to Barcelona for former Arsenal man, Thomas Vermaelen.

Tuesday Arsenal recap – Mustafi, Mahrez and Lacazette updates + more

Tuesday came with some pretty big Arsenal gossip updates.
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Former Arsenal captain set to return to Gunners - report

Thomas Vermaelen has been linked with a move back to Arsenal but it doesn't look likely.

Tuesday recap: Arsenal striker bid rejected, Ben Yedder interest + more

The rumour mill was in overdrive on Tuesday, with the news that we could be about to sign Wissam Ben Yedder breaking on Twitter and Lyon confirming that they've rejected a bit from us for Lacazette.

Former Arsenal captain heads to Italy - report

The Italian media are reporting that Roma are moving closer to securing the signature of Thomas Vermaelen.

Saturday recap – Higuain madness, four year deal agreed + actual football

On Saturday there was really only one thing that everybody was talking about – Gonzalo Higuain.
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Former Arsenal captain open to return

According to reports coming from Spain, Thomas Vermaelen would be open to a return to Arsenal in what, for him, is a bit of...

Former Gunner could join Arsenal man in Italy

Roma are reportedly after former Arsenal centre-back, Thomas Vermaelen.
Atletico Madrid's Belgian forward Yannick Ferreira Carrasco (R) celebrates after scoring a goal next to Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann (C) and Atletico Madrid's Spanish forward Fernando Torres (L) during the UEFA Champions League final football match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at San Siro Stadium in Milan, on May 28, 2016. / AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU

Arsenal make enquiry for Belgian, player immediately gets injured

Arsenal only have to look in the direction of a player and his leg will fall off (watch out, Jamie!) and it seems that this is exactly what has happened within hours of being linked with a £19.2m move for Atletico Madrid’s Yannick Carrasco.

Chelsea, Liverpool, West Ham among clubs interested in former Arsenal man - report

Chelsea, Liverpool and West Ham are just some of the clubs that are reportedly interested in Thomas Vermaelen.
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Barcelona man not altogether confident of victory against Arsenal

Thomas Vermaelen has admitted that although Barcelona are favourites going into the second leg of our Champions League tie, Arsenal are capable of a...