Five players who could replace Thomas Vermaelen at the Emirates Stadium.
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Arsenal look set to allow club captain Thomas Vermaelen to depart this summer, with Manchester United and Barcelona amongst the clubs believed to be interested in the Belgian – although it now appears that it is the La Liga giants who have managed to agree a fee for the player.
Despite a settled first choice partnership of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker, the Gunners are likely to have to replace Vermaelen – potentially with one of these five:
Matija Nastasic (Manchester City)
Arsenal have already been linked with a move for 21 year-old Matija Nastasic from Manchester City this summer, with some reports suggesting that the Premier League champions have officially transfer listed the youngster.
Nastasic could be a future star for the Gunners if Wenger does make his move, having impressed sporadically when given the opportunity to impress at Eastlands.