Speculation over the duo's future surfaced following the Frenchman's decision to leave them both out of the Gunners' Champions League exit against Bayern Munich.
"Szczesny? I rate him highly and have a big respect for what he's done," talkSPORT quotes Wenger as saying. "And Vermaelen? He is a very important part of our squad. He has a fantastic attitude and motivation."
Arsenal turn their attention to the Premier League this weekend as they prepare to take on Swansea City.