Exit from Arsenal not true- Vermaelen

V3Thomas Vermaelen insists he has no thought of a moving away from Arsenal.

The 27-year-old was handed his first Premier League start of the season in the club’s defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Vermaelen’s selection was due to Per Mertesacker’s illness, otherwise the Germany international was set to start alongside his regular centre-back partner Laurent Koscielny.

With only six appearances for Arsenal this season, the Belgium international maintains reports that suggestions  that he is not happy in north london is untrue.

“Yes. At the moment there is no story. I’m not talking about it,” Vermaelen told Evening Standard.

“It’s now November but any moment things can happen. If they do, I’m ready and I’m not thinking about anything else.

“I can keep talking about my situation. I’ve done that with the national team and I keep on reading stories that I want to leave. But that’s not the case.

“I’m still focused on the team at the moment and that’s what I want to do. I’m always positive.

“What I have said is that it is not about my situation but what the team do and I’m really happy that we’re top of the league. Personally I’m still confident I can play for this club and every chance I get I will do a job for this club.”

Adeyemi Adesanya

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