Thursday, June 18, 2009
Vermaelen: “It’s unbelievable. The best day of my life”
Thomas Vermaelen has revealed that signing for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger will be the best day of his life.
Speaking to the Belgian press he expressed his great joy of playing under Arsene Wenger:
“Arsene Wenger stands for nice, attacking football and dares to work with young talents. That appeals to me enormously. Not that that tipped the scales though. When a club like Arsenal stands at your door, then you just go."
Vermaelen, who has been holidaying in Mauritius, also revealed that he will be flying into London on Friday morning to have his medical:
“On Friday I will fly to London to have my medical. After that I hope to put pen to paper. Boy I feel so proud, Arsenal is a fantastic club and one that, as a child, I enjoyed watching play.
“I am deeply impressed, it's really the best day of my life. Next year I will come face to face with the best strikers in the world. Unbelievable"
Arsenal will pay around £11.5m for Thomas who will be the third Belgian in the Premier League after Vincent Kompany of Manchester City and Marouane Fellaini of Everton.