When will you come back Ver-man???
Written by Armourysquare.
Last year, AW signed a player worth 10 million pounds from Ajax Football Club. At first Gooner reactions were ” Thomas who ?, ” but gradually, as time went on they began calling him the Verminator. And yes, he did deserve that name. Solid at the back, and a thunderous left-foot, Thomas Vermaelen is an unique footballer. Every Gooner likes him, and why not. The guy tries, the guy performs, and the guy delivers. Indeed, he is the perfect Arsenal player.
But the Gods are not very kind to us are they? This year, it becomes better…… On international duty with Belgium, Vermaelen suffered an Achilles injury. Now the predicted time period was 1-2 weeks and yes, the guy did return against Blackburn. But after that, its difficult to assume whether he is alive or not. Neither is there any sign of return nor any conversations on Arsenal.com.
On 12th November AW admitted that there is :
“no logical explanation” for his ongoing problem. “We have to be patient. We know a lot medically nowadays but there are some mysteries that we do not know about. At the moment we have no rational explanation for his pain. That means there is no reason to have surgery and there is no logical explanation for his pain. We have to be patient and just hope it will go. That means rest at the moment.”
So, if we believe what the boss says, as quite frankly we don’t have any other reliable option, the situation is in no way encouraging for us Gooners. Some may call me crazy, but if Tommy-V is not scheduled to be back by latest January, a new defensive signing will be required. Why ? Because when the Champions league will return in February, along with the FA Cup afterwards, the pressure on Squillaci, Djourou and Kosher will be too much to handle. And remember, since this is Arsenal, players do get injured ( alot !!!). We may end up playing Song and Diaby as Centre-backs, that too if the latter ever comes back.
So, being a pessimist, I ask you. Do you think AW should sign anybody in the January transfer window, and if ‘yes’, who ?
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