Former Arsenal star Thomas Vermaelen has made his debut for Barcelona nine months after signing for the Catalan club, against Deportivo La Coruna.
The Belgian signed arrived at the Nou Camp for £15 million last August according to the BBC, becoming the latest player to go from the Emirates to Barca. Cesc Fabregas, Alexander Hleb, Alex Song, and Thierry Henry as well as a host of others have made the move, with varying degrees of success.
Having been ruled out with a hamstring tear that he picked up at the World Cup for the entirety of his Blaugranas career until this week, Vermaelen has a lot of work to do to be considered a success any time soon. However, he has been part of a very successful squad. They have already wrapped up La Liga with a game to spare, and are in both the Copa del Rey final and the Champions League final.
Could the 29-year-old be yet another bench warmer signed by the Catalan from Arsenal?