It appears Thomas Vermalen is all but happy at his present club after he saw himself drop in pecking order amongst Arsenal’s senior centre-backs, behind Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscienly.
Which subsequently made him loose his place in the Belgium’s starting line-up; making just one substitute appearance against Russia.
The future of the Arsenal captain is still very much in doubt, with the player coy on his potential destination, the club is still yet to make an official statement on it and the player’s agent taking the fans on a merry-go-round.
However various attempts are being made to replace him If he eventually leaves, with Arsene Wenger inviting Al Ahly defender; Ahmed Fathy for yet another trial, with the 1st stint dated far back as 2004.
Although he’s a natural at the right back position but he could also play as a right-sided centre-back if called upon.
Now fresh reports emanating has it that Arsenal are strongly linked to ex Spurs centre-back; Steven Caulker, and are looking to do business with his current employers – Cardiff City.
Arsenal should continue their spending spree by signing up the English International as the 22-year-old is also keen to ditch his now championship club to a premier league side, and with his fee within the region of £9 million, which is quite affordable (having the price tag of Chelsea’s David Luiz to PSG in mind), all looks set for Arsenal to have their target.
It is also reported that the player has other suitors vying for his signature, with Liverpool leading the pack.
The 22 year-year-old who scored his debut goal for the 3-Lions against Sweden in the international friendly game, has the complete skill-set of an archetypal English defender and could prove to be a wonderful acquisition If he is brought to the Emirates.
Should Wenger step up interest in landing this defender or should Le Prof look elsewhere in his pursuit for a potential replacement for Vermaelen if the captain finally decides to exit the Emirates this summer.