Vermaelen signs for Arsenal

The Belgian international defender Thomas Vermaelen has joined the English Premier League club Arsenal from Ajax. Antwerp-born Vermaelen joined Ajax in 2004 and made over 100 appearances for the Dutch club.
Vermaelen told Arsenal's official club website that "Arsenal is a great club with a world class manager, high quality players and a fantastic stadium."
"Everything is set up for Arsenal to be very successful for years to come and I joined this club because I know Arsenal will be challenging for trophies."

The Gunners’ Manager Arsene Wenger added that "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 Belgian national team”.