Gunners captain won’t quit or settle for being the forgotten man.
Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has insisted that he will fight for his place in the starting line up and prove that he is worthy of keeping hold of, the Express reports.
The defender was watched by a number of top European sides over the summer like Barcelona, but decided to stay at the Emirates in order to fight for his place as he recovered from a long term injury.
The Belgian international made a return to the fold in Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester United, and though first team opportunities have been hard to come by so far this season he has insisted that he is happy to stay in north London for the time being.
“Yes. At the moment there is no story,” Vermaelen told The Evening Standard.
“I’m not talking about it.
“It’s now November but any moment things can happen. If they do, I’m ready and I’m not thinking about anything else.
“I can keep talking about my situation. I’ve done that with the national team and I keep on reading stories that I want to leave.
“But that’s not the case. I’m still focused on the team at the moment and that’s what I want to do.
“I’m always positive. What I have said is that it is not about my situation but what the team do and I’m really happy that we’re top of the League.
“Personally I’m still confident I can play for this club and every chance I get I will do a job for this club.”