Thomas Vermaelen’s agent Alex Kroes has revealed that the defender has told Arsene Wenger that he wants to leave the club at the end of the season, according to the Metro.
The 28 year old has failed to hold down a first team place with the Gunners this season due to the continued form of Laurent Koscielny and Per Metersacker.
Napoli manager Rafael Benitez has heaped praise on Arsene Wenger ahead of his side’s Champions League clash with Arsenal, the Express understands.
The former Liverpool and Chelsea boss has said that the Frenchman is the best manager in the English top flight, and believes that the club can win their first title in ten years.
A double from Olivier Giroud sealed victory for Arsenal over Southampton at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The France international scored in either half to secure all three points for the Gunners, who have now opened up a four point lead at the top of the Premier League after second place Liverpool only managed to draw in Merseyside derby earlier in the day.
Arsenal continued their fine form away from home as they beat Marseille 2-1 in the Champions League group opener yesterday evening.
The visitors took the lead on 65 minutes when Theo Walcott fire in a close range, angled volley before Aaron Ramsey doubled their advantage six minutes from time.
Arsene Wenger has revealed that he was initially reluctant to re-sign Mathieu Flamini, but is glad that he did as he has “crucial to the balance of the side”.
The France international is almost certain for face his former team Marsielle in tomorrow evening’s Champions League group opener at the Stade Velodrome, amid a midfield injury crisis for the Arsenal manager.
Arsenal have been handed a tough draw in the group stages of this seasons Champions League.
The Gunners face arguably the hardest task of all the four English sides in the competition having been pitted against Marseille, Napoli and Borussia Dortmund.
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