The Belgian has been a big hit at the Emirates since his transfer from Ajax and has been a rock at the back, as well as being an occasional scorer at the other end of the pitch.
With rumours rife about the uncertain future of team-mate Robin van Persie, it is good news to hear that one of our star players wishes to play out the rest of his career at the Emirates.
Vermaelen is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail:
I will stay at Arsenal forever. There will be no transfer for me.
I love London. I’ve got a house there, I’m happy there and I don’t see any reason to ever leave the club.
Personally, it has been a rare in recent times to see an Arsenal star finish their professional career at Arsenal, but the great Dennis Bergkamp definitely comes to mind! The most important thing of course is to keep our most influential players until after have given their best years at the Emirates, which hasn’t been the case of late unfortunately.
In any case the news is certainly positive! The Verminator and Koscielny have definitely become Arsenal’s first-choice pairing at the back! What do you think of Vermaelen? Do you rate him as a player? Do you think he will keep his vow? Feel free to leave a comment below of disvuss Vermaelen in the allArsenal.com forums here in the allArsenal thread!