THOMAS VERMAELEN

  • Messi, Iniesta, Vermaelen back in training with Barcelona September 9, 2014

    Barcelona trio Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Thomas Vermaelen returned to training with their teammates on Monday as they continued their recuperation from minor injuries. "The session, still missing many of the players on international duty, included Messi, Iniesta and Vermaelen, who completed part of the training with the group," Barca...
  • Thomas Vermaelen starts Barcelona stint with injury August 11, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona says Thomas Vermaelen has a lingering muscle injury from the World Cup that will keep him from training with his new teammates. Barcelona says Vermaelen still has a rightleg muscle injury from playing for Belgium at the World Cup. The club says the speed of his recovery will determine...
  • Barcelona sign defender Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal August 9, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona say Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen has agreed to join the club on a fiveyear contract from Arsenal. Barcelona say Vermaelen will be presented on Sunday. The 28yearold Vermaelen will compete with Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano, and fellow newcomer Jeremy Mathieu for playing time in the center of Barcelona's defense. The Spanish...
  • Manchester United among teams to bid for Vermaelen August 8, 2014

    London: Manchester United is one of several teams to have made an offer for Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen as the Belgium international prepares to leave Emirates Stadium after five years. Vermaelen has lost his place in Arsenal's team to Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny, and manager Arsene Wenger won't stand in...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium captain Vincent Kompany to miss South Korea match June 26, 2014

    Belgium will start their final Group H encounter with South Korea without Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen, both of whom will miss the match through injury, coach Marc Wilmots said on Wednesday. "Everything had gone smoothly over the last month but we have two minor injuries," Wilmots told reporters at the...
  • Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen on his way to Manchester United: report June 16, 2014

    Arsenal skipper Thomas Vermaelen is packing his bags at the Emirates after agreeing a 100,000aweek deal in principle to move to Old Trafford this summer, The Telegraph has reported. According to the newspaper, new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants to add strength to United's defensive line. However, United will...
  • FA Cup win could be catalyst for Arsenal, says Thomas Vermaelen May 15, 2014

    Victory in the FA Cup final could prove to be a catalyst for a new era of Arsenal success, Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen said on Thursday. Arsenal have not won a trophy for nine years and none of the current squad have experienced bringing silverware to the north London club, something...
  • Arsenal squad want Wenger to sign new contract: Vermaelen March 22, 2014

    London: Arsenal's squad are keen for manager Arsene Wenger to sign a new contract with the English Premier League title chasers and lead them for many years to come, said captain Thomas Vermaelen. Wenger, 64, takes charge of Arsenal for the 1,000th time on Saturday when they travel to leaders Chelsea...
  • Bradford shoot Arsenal out of League Cup December 12, 2012

    London: Arsenal were eliminated from the League Cup quarterfinals in humiliating fashion on Tuesday, losing a penalty shootout 32 to fourthtier Bradford in one of the biggest shocks in the competition for many years. Thomas Vermaelen struck the decisive spot kick against the post for the Premier League giants, having...
  • Arsenal complete signing of Thomas Vermaelen June 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Arsenal have confirmed that they have signed Thomas Vermaelen from Ajax on Friday evening, with the Dutch club reporting the deal is worth 12 million. The 23yearold defender joins from Ajax on a longterm contract and has plenty of experience having played 143 matches for the Amsterdam team....