Soon-to-be-Gunner Thomas Vermaelen revealed it was a personal call by Arsene Wenger that convinced him to move to Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger is renowned for how he manages to buy most players he wants. Most recently he took Aaron Ramsey in a private jet with the Welshman’s father and did enough to convince him to move to Arsenal instead of his favorite club Manchester United.
This time Vermaelen’s speculation had died down for a while in the last week or so with fears that the deal may have collapsed. But Arsene Wenger has done it again.
The Belgian defender said:
“I went on holiday to Spain and suddenly a British number appeared on my mobile phone. It was Arsene Wenger.
“He said he absolutely wanted me and we would talk further as soon as I signed for Arsenal. It was a very short call but I felt the respect.”
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