The Red Devils of Belgium are still in contention for the final phase of the UEFA Nations League this season after their win over Wales in Group A4. Belgium are ranked second on the FIFA Ranking and they are in the same group as the Netherlands,  Poland and Wales.

Manager Roberto Martinez and his coaching staff members including Thomas Vermaelen watched on from the sidelines as Belgium beat Wales 2-1 at home to remain in contention for a place in the final phase of the Nations League scheduled to take place next summer. Former Arsenal, AS Roma and Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen is now part of the Belgium national team coaching crew after his retirement as a professional footballer. The assistant manager role for Thomas Vermaelen was confirmed by Belgium earlier this year. Continue reading BELGIUM IN CONTENTION FOR FINAL PHASE


Arsenal’s Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen has said that he is looking to repay the faith Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has had him in to sign him for the Premier league club. Thomas Vermaelen has been one of the best defenders for Arsenal ever since arriving at the club a few seasons ago.

Despite the lack of height, the Belgian defender has been able to compensate by some excellent defending. Now, he has said that he wants to stay with Arsenal for the rest of his career, and is also in debt to Arsene Wenger for allowing him the chance to play in one of the best leagues in the world.

Thomas Vermaelen was a £ 7.5 million signing from Dutch club Ajax. He was initially expected to be the backup for William Gallas, who was ageing. However, he not only managed to play alongside William Gallas, but is also proving to be more than suitable replacement for the Frenchman.

He recently extended his contract up until 2015, and is one of the important players at the club. He has also said that he feels that Arsenal should be considered as one of the top clubs in Europe, despite the fact that they have not won the Champions League.