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Thomas Vermaelen Signs For Arsenal

Thomas Vermaelen Signs For Arsenal

Thomas Vermaelen has signed for Arsenal from Dutch side Ajax in what must be one of the quickest Gooner signings in living memory.

This transfer story has only rumbled on for a couple of weeks, seemingly gathering credible pace almost every day as opposed to the usual random bollocks we are accustomed to.

The Belgian defender had claimed only a couple of days ago that he was due to have a medical with The Arsenal today, and he didn't disappoint. The 23 year old signed on a long term contract for the usual undisclosed fee.

Arsene Wenger was delighted with his latest acquisition 'Thomas is a great signing for Arsenal Football Club, and we are all delighted that he is joining us. Thomas is a solid performer with good experience of Champions League and UEFA Cup football and is also a regular with the Belgium national team.'

An Arsenal signing in June? Somebody pinch me.



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Friday June 19 2009
Time: 4:43PM

Comments

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That was pretty weird, I was on the Arsenal website looking at another article and the signing hadn't been announced on NewsNow, then when I looked at their list of articles it showed "Vermaelen signs for Arsenal".
ArsenalFan01
19/06/2009 16:58:00
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hopefully, he'll be our vidic and forge a solid partnership with gallas (yes, he must stay with us)
Temasek
19/06/2009 16:58:00
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I'm sure everyone will be glad to know he's one centimeter shorter than Gallas and Toure (unless Arsenal.com took the half-arsed approach of averaging 5 ft 11 and 6 ft 1).
ArsenalFan01
19/06/2009 16:59:00
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Good signing. As usual Wenger brings in talent tidily and without fuss.
Sindbad
19/06/2009 16:59:00
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Hopefully Silvestre will be the one making way, not Gallas or Toure. Senderos will probably go some way to funding this purchase, considering he's said he doesn't want to stay.
ArsenalFan01
19/06/2009 17:00:00
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6ft! TOOO SMALLLLLL!!!!
Tom14
19/06/2009 17:00:00
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http://fourfourtwo.com/news/restofeurope/32928/default.aspx So much for that one.
ArsenalFan01
19/06/2009 17:01:00
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Oh and in my earlier post I should've written 'centimetre' (not centimeter), I knew I shouldn't have trusted the American spell-checker.
ArsenalFan01
19/06/2009 17:03:00
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Just glad we've got a signing under our belt but have always been confident that Arsene was going to move quickly with this one and others. I think Toure could be leaving because I don't see Gallas leaving unless he's gonna be on the sort of wages he's getting at Arsenal - and where else can he get that at this stage of his career?
Gooner_Vin
19/06/2009 17:05:00
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Wenger said Vermaelen can play at left back, possible indication of Gibbs going on loan?
ArsenalFan01
19/06/2009 17:08:00
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