It has been over a decade since North London club Arsenal paid a sizeable transfer fee to sign Thomas Vermaelen. The Belgian star left Dutch side Ajax Amsterdam to sign for Arsenal in the summer of 2009. Thomas Vermaelen was the only major arrival for the Gunners during the summer transfer window thirteen years ago.

In addition to signing a good player with Thomas Vermaelen, Arsenal also balanced the books with his signing as the situation was in the first years after moving to the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger made limited moves to strengthen his team in the transfer window as this was essential to pay off the stadium debts. Continue reading ARSENAL: THOMAS VERMAELEN ANNIVERSARY IN FOCUS