Thomas Vermaelen has had limited playing time in Arsenal this season and despite being linked with possible moves to Barcelona and Napoli, the Belgium defender is not worried about his future with the club and just wants to help out his club as that is everything he has on his mind.


“I don’t like to talk about my situation. It doesn’t matter. I am a player of Arsenal and I will do everything for this club. We will see what happens. It makes no sense to speculate about my future.

“We are still happy about our place in the table. To be title contenders we have to be very consistent. In the Premier League, everything is possible.” he told Belgian TV station Sporting Telenet.

Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny have been the preferred options for Arsene Wenger in this season leaving Vermaelen with much time on his hands to think about his current situation and future.


Although he has stated his commitment with Arsenal if his current situation does not change then it will hurt his chances to secure his spot in the 2014 World Cup. Boss of Napoli, Rafael Benitez knows that he cannot concede much more goals if they want to continue their title charge in the Serie A.


Juventus seemed to have found their stride in this season as they are at the top of the Italian league Serie A with a comfortable advantage of over 8 points and Benitez is aware of the situation as he wants to continue the positive season he has been enjoying in charge of Napoli.


As.Roma is only a few points ahead of Napoli in the Italian league standings and Benitez is hoping to secure a Champions League spot in what is his 1st season in charge of Napoli. Raul Ablio and Federico Fernandez are the regular started in the defence of the Italian but the addition of Vermaelen will allow Benitez to rotate his players whenever needed.