Thomas Vermaelen says he’s not thinking about leaving Arsenal and is focused on winning his place back in the team.
With Per Mertesacker missing due to illness yesterday the club captain started his first Premier League game since April and acquitted himself well despite the 1-0 defeat to Man Utd.
Having played so little speculation about his future is normal, but Vermaelen was keen to play that down knowing there’s still a lot of football left to be played this season.
“I keep on reading stories that I want to leave,” he told the Evening Standard, “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.
“It’s now November but any moment things can happen. If they do, I’m ready and I’m not thinking about anything else.”