The Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen has said that it is time that the Arsenal players stayed close and managed to put the poor run of form behind them. Arsenal come into the weekend’s Premier league encounter against West Brom having not tasted victory in the last three matches. As a result, they have slipped closer to the bottom half of the table, which is a far cry from the Champions League aspirations that the club had at the start of the season. Despite losing the likes of Robin van Persie and Alex Song in the summer, Arsenal were at least expected to make it into the top four positions by the end of the season.

Arsenal have been in extremely poor run of form since the month of October. Since then, they have managed to achieve just a few victories in the league and in the European competitions. Thomas Vermaelen has said that it is indeed difficult time for the club, but the players need to stick by each other and work together to get the results. He has also accepted the fact that there was a lot of negativity amongst the Arsenal fans, who have criticised Arsene Wenger in the wake of the poor run of results. Arsenal will once again have a tough match against West Brom this weekend.

“I agree that this is a difficult time, but the only thing to do is to stick together. There seems to be a lot of negativity among people outside the club at the moment, and I don’t want to go along with that because it’s not the way to achieve anything. Some people seem to like being negative, and it appears to make them happier somehow, but that’s not the attitude you’ll get from me or my teammates,” said Thomas Vermaelen.