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Thomas Vermaelen

28-Year-Old Defender     Arsenal  Premier


Belgium

Birthdate:  November 14, 1985    Birthplace:  Kapellen, Belgium    Nationality:  Belgium    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  165 lbs    

June 22, 2014    Thomas Vermaelen News

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Vermaelen picked up a knock in pregame warmups and had to be substituted off after just 31 minutes in Belgium's World Cup match against Russia on Sunday.

Jan Vertonghen came in to replace Vermaelen, who will likely undergo a scan after the match to determine the severity of the injury.

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Thomas Vermaelen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

June 20, 2014

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Vermaelen denied that there was any truth behind the rumors that he may join Manchester United, reports Sky Sports.

The defender is in Brazil with Belgium for the World Cup, but has been identified as being admired by Louis van Gaal. Vermaelen has one year remaining on his contract with Arsenal, and says he hasn't made any decision beyond that.

April 20, 2014

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Vermaelen is out for Sunday's match against Hull City due to a slight hamstring injury, the club's official web site reports.

A decent clean sheet opportunity, but Vermaelen will miss out, with Nacho Monreal getting the start instead.

April 2, 2014

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Vermaelen said he hopes that manager Arsene Wenger stays as long as he can by signing a new contract with the club, according to the Daily Mail.

Vermaelen joined the squad in 1996 and the team has been having one of its best seasons in recent memory. Wenger has yet to sign a contract beyond the end of the current season.

February 27, 2014

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Vermaelen has recovered from the calf injury he suffered in earlier this month and will be available for selection when Arsenal plays Stoke City on Saturday, the Gunners' official team website reports.

Vermaelen has played sparingly this season in light of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker combining to form one of the league's best pairings in central defense. However, with full-backs Kieran Gibbs (hamstring) and Nacho Monreal (foot) both doubts for Saturday, Vermaelen may be handed a starting birth at left-back. While that's a possibility, when considering the Belgian's time away, it wouldn't be surprising if Mathieu Flamini is ultimately preferred to fill the void in defense.

February 17, 2014

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Vermaelen (calf) could return to full training this week after picking up a calf injury just as he returned from a knee injury, reports the Daily Mail.

Vermaelen continues to be a low contributor to Arsenal this season, and speculation continues about his future with the club. Being out with successive injuries doesn't help his cause, but his return will be good news for Arsenal's depth.

February 4, 2014

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Vermaelen is expected to be out for the next two weeks after suffering a setback in his recovery from a knee injury, the Daily Mail reports.

Vermaelen hasn't been a big contributor this season, so his absence from the pitch likely won't affect many fantasy teams. If the two-week timetable holds, he should be fit again ahead of Arsenal's home match against Sunderland on February 22.

January 28, 2014

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Vermaelen (knee) should be available for Tuesday's match at Southampton, ESPN FC reports.

The performance and overall continuity of Arsenal's back line has been a major factor in the team's consistent form over the past five months.