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Thomas Vermaelen

Defender     Arsenal  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Hamstring    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  January 1, 2000    
Nationality:  Belgium    

April 20, 2014    Thomas Vermaelen News

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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.

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

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.

January 17, 2014

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Vermaelen (knee) is out for Saturday's Premier League match against Fulham.

Vermaelen suffered his injury back on January 5 in Arsenal's FA Cup match against Tottenham. He has not been able to train fully since, but manager Arsene Wenger said he may be available for the club's next Premier League match, which comes January 28 against Southampton.

January 5, 2014

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Vermaelen suffered a knee injury in Saturday's FA Cup victory over Tottenham, The Guardian reports.

Vermaelen's injury was the least of Arsenal's three maladies on the day - Theo Walcott and Mikel Arteta also went down. All three will be re-evaluated Monday.