Sunday, May 17, 2009

Arsenal interest on Thomas Vermaelen

Arsenal are in the race to sign Ajax defender Thomas Vermaelen, if reports are to be believed. The Gunners have looked vulnerable at the back this season, conceding 36 goals, and Arsene Wenger is tipped to strengthen in the summer. 23-year-old Vermaelen can play at centre-back or left-back and was made Ajax club captain this season. The Sunday Mirror claims the Gunners are preparing an 8.5million euro bid for him. Vermaelen joined Ajax in 2003 and has played with the Belgian national side since 2006.

Who is Thomas Vermaelen?
Personal information
Full name : Thomas Vermaelen
Date of birth : November 14, 1985 (1985-11-14) (age 23)
Place of birth : Kapellen, Belgium
Height : 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position : Central Defender
Club information
Current club : Ajax
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