ARSENAL WANT £61M STAR VERMAELEN CALLED ‘INCREDIBLE’, HE’S UP FOR SALE

Mikel Arteta’s Premier League club Arsenal are keen on Arthur Melo with the Brazil international hoping to leave Serie A powerhouses Juventus next year, as reported by Calciomercato. If any moment summed up Arthur’s Juventus career, it occurred on May 21st as Andrea Pirlo’s side hosted top-flight minnows Benevento at the Allianz Stadium.  The former Barcelona playmaker received the ball in his favoured position in front of the back four. He looked up and drilled a pass across the field… straight into the path of visiting forward Adolfo Gaich.

 

IS ARTHUR LEAVING JUVENTUS FOR ARSENAL?

The 25-year-old moved to Italy in a £61 million deal in the summer of 2020, one that saw Miralem Pjanic go in the other direction. To say that stunning swap deal has not worked out for anyone would be an understatement.  Pjanic was on the move again after the most forgettable of debut seasons at the Camp Nou. Continue reading        ARSENAL WANT £61M STAR VERMAELEN CALLED ‘INCREDIBLE’, HE’S UP FOR SALE

                   ARSENAL WANT £61M STAR VERMAELEN CALLED INCREDIBLE

Mikel Arteta’s Premier League giants Arsenal are keen on Arthur Melo with the Brazil international hoping to leave Serie A powerhouses Juventus next year, as reported by Calciomercato.If any moment summed up Arthur’s Juventus career, it occurred on May 21st as Andrea Pirlo’s side hosted top-flight minnows Benevento at the Allianz Stadium.


The former Barcelona playmaker received the ball in his favoured position in front of the back four. He looked up and drilled a pass across the field… straight into the path of visiting forward Adolfo Gaich. The 25-year-old moved to Italy in a £61 million deal in the summer of 2020, one that saw Miralem Pjanic go in the other direction. To say that stunning swap deal has not worked out for anyone would be an understatement. Continue reading                    ARSENAL WANT £61M STAR VERMAELEN CALLED INCREDIBLE

VERMAELEN: VISSEL KOBE CAREER EXAMINED

Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelenspent over two years at Japanese club Vissel Kobe before announcing his retirement earlier this year. Vissel Kobe turned out to be the last profesisonal club for Thomas Vermaelen before his announcement. The ex-Arsenal and Ajax Amsterdam player signed for Vissel Kobe onthe back of his time with La Liga giants Barcelona.

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Thomas Vermaelen spent two more years at Barcelona after returning to the club from a one-year loan deal at AS Roma in the summer of 2017.He made his first Barcelona start on his return from his loan deal at the StadioOlimpico during the 1-1 draw at Valencia in the league game played on November 26, 2017. Vermaelen went on to feature in the Barcelona starting XI in seven of the next eightleague fixtures before picking up an injury during the 3-0 away win over Real Madrid in the El Clasico.
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VERMAELEN: AS ROMA CAREER PROBED

Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen spent a season at Italian capital club AS Roma during his Barcelona days. He had joined Barcelona from Premier League team Arsenal in August 2014 before leaving the Catalan giants after two years to sign for AS Roma on loan.


In his first year at Barcelona, Thomas Vermaelen suffered various injury problems and he had to wait for months before playing his first game for the Catalans. His debut was on the final league day of his first season at the Nou Camp in a 2-2 draw with Deportivo La Coruna.Vermaelen started the game and was substituted for Brazilian player Douglas after 63 minutes. Continue reading VERMAELEN: AS ROMA CAREER PROBED

VERMAELEN: BELGIUM NATIONAL TEAM CAREER PROBED

Thomas Vermaelen had a distinguished career for the Belgium national team spanning over a decade. The defender played for the Belgium senior team over the course of 15 years with a return of two goals in 85 appearances. He was part of the golden generation of Belgian football before his official announcement to retire at the start of this year. His last appearance came in the summer of 2021 and a little over 15 years from his first appearance in 2006.


Vermaelen was a youth international for the Belgium national team before he was called up to the senior team. He had previously represented his country at the European u-19 Championships and the European u-21 Championships. His first taste of senior team football came against Luxembourg in March 2006 at the age of just 20. Over three years down the line, Thomas Vermaelen was made the captain of the team just before the South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Turkey and Estonia in the European section. Continue reading VERMAELEN: BELGIUM NATIONAL TEAM CAREER PROBED

VERMAELEN SET FOR BELGIUM COACHING BOW

Recently retired defender Thomas Vermaelen is on course to be part of the Belgium senior team coaching crew ahead of their two international friendly games later this month after the former Arsenal and Barcelona player was confirmed as the newest member of the Red Devils coaching staffs few weeks back.

Thomas Vermaelen retired from football officially towards the end of January and was immediately named a coach under the Roberto Martinez managerial set-up for the Red Devils of Belgium. The official announcement was made by the Belgian Football Association (FA).
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ARSENAL AGREES WITH VERMAELEN ON MIDFIELDER

Premier League heavyweights Arsenal have shown that they are on the same page with Thomas Vermaelen over the potential transfer for Brazilian midfielder Arthur. Thomas Vermaelen and Arthur were teammates for a short time at Barcelona. In an interview with Spanish publication Football Espana, Thomas Vermaelen talked up the football abilities of Arthur as he said that the Brazil international needs time to adapt to Barcelona. Belgian defender Vermaelen granted  the interview almost four years ago.

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Arsenal are interested in signing Arthur from Italian Serie A giants Juventus in this winter transfer window. The Gunners were short in central midfield some days ago, but that’s no longer the situation after the surprising group stage exit for Ghana at the ongoing AFCON tournament in Cameroon. With the early exit of the Black Stars, Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey is in contention ahead of the Premier League home game with Burnley at the weekend. The availability of Partey has eased the Gunners’ midfield worries.
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VERMAELEN: BELGIUM NATIONAL TEAM CAREER EXAMINED

Thomas Vermaelen started his Belgium national team career with the youth teams. The utility defender featured for his country at both the u-17 and u-19 levels. Thomas Vermaelen can play either as a left-back or as a central defender.

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Vissel Kobe FC of Japan star Thomas Vermaelen made his debut for the Belgium senior national team at the age of 20 during the game with lowly Luxembourg in the third month of 2006. He spent over three years in the team before his emergence as skipper.
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VERMAELEN: 2015 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL REVIEWED

Belgian national team star Thomas Vermaelen was not in the Barcelona squad for the 2015 UEFA Champions League final clash with Italian Serie A giants Juventus. Thomas Vermaelen missed the majority of the 2014/15 season due to injury and he was not in the Champions League final encounter with the Old Lady despite the fact that the utility defender had recovered from his fitness issues.

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Thomas Vermaelen came to Barcelona with fitness issues. The Catalans paid around £15m to secure his transfer from Premier League heavyweights Arsenal. He was able to win the Champions League title in his first season as a Barcelona player in addition to the Spanish La Liga title under the guidance of their Spanish manager, Luis Enrique.
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VERMAELEN: 2015 FIFA CLUB CUP REVIEWED

Belgian international Thomas Vermaelen was in the Barcelona squad that won the FIFA Club World Cup tournament in 2015. Barcelona qualified for the World Cup by winning the Champions League title from the 2014/15 season.

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Spanish giants Barcelona have not been able to repeat the Champions League feat from the 2014/15 season under former player Luis Enrique. The Catalans won the European title for the fifth time by beating Juventus 3-1 in the 2015 Champions League final thanks to the goals from Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic and Neymar, while Spanish striker Alvaro Morata was on target for Italian team Juventus.
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