A lot of Arsenal fans thought that the club had done well when they sold Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona for £15m but it’s proved to be a more timely sale then they could have ever imagined.
Vermaelen had suffered with injuries in his last season at Arsenal before Barcelona took a chance on him last September. Arriving at his new club injured, Vermaelen has yet to make his debut for Barcelona after suffering with one problem after another.
Recently returning to light training, Vermaelen broke down with muscle pain. It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the player will appear for Barcelona this season. As you’d expect, Twitter was characteristically sympathetic to his plight.