Arsene Wenger has confirmed his captain could leave the club for greener pastures. Information Nigeria understands.
The Merteshacker and Koscienly partnership in the heart of the Gunners defense has left the former Ajax defender frustrated.
Vermaelen, 28, has continued to reiterate his determination to fight for his place, but offers from Manchester United could be irresistible.
Vermaelen who is nursing an hamstring injury, won’t play a part in the Emirates cup tournament slated for the weekend.
Wenger, who firmly believes Vermaelen is still needed at the club, has refused to guarantee his future.
“At the moment Thomas Vermaelen is here. He is injured at the moment with a short-term injury. It (a move) could happen, yes it’s a possibility that he
goes. If he goes we have to replace him because he’s an important player in our squad.
“I expect him to stay but he, of course, did not play enough games last year. For me he’s a very Important player but I couldn’t guarantee him the
games he wanted last year.”
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