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Twitter jokes about ex-Arsenal defender as Barcelona claim Champions League glory

As Barcelona were crowned champions of Europe for the fourth time in nine years with a 3-1 victory over Juventus in Berlin on Saturday evening, there was on overwhelming reaction on social media for Thomas Vermaelen in particular.

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The Belgian defender has now won more trophies in one season at the Camp Nou than his former club Arsenal have won in the last decade and he’s done it by barely kicking a ball.

Goals from Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez and Neymar clinched a second historic treble – consisting of La Liga, Copa Del Rey and Champions League titles- in six years for Barca.

After joining the Catalan giants last summer, Vermaelen has missed the majority of the season through injury and only made his debut in the final game of the league campaign against Deportivo La Coruna last month.

However, despite his lack of appearances, he has still been able to walk away with three winner’s medals this season, leaving those on Twitter simply stunned by how lucky the 29-year-old has been.

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