Arsene Wenger "cannot guarantee" Thomas Vermaelen stay

Arsenal's Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen attends a team training session for the forthcoming UEFA Champions League Group F football match against SSC Napoli at Arsenal's London Colney training ground in north London on September 30, 2013
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Arsene Wenger reveals that he will sign a new centre-back should Thomas Vermaelen leave Arsenal this summer.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he will sign a new centre-back this summer should Thomas Vermaelen leave the club.

The 28-year-old defender, who joined the Gunners in 2009 from Ajax, has been repeatedly linked with a move to fellow Premier League side Manchester United of late.

"I cannot guarantee he will stay, but should he go I would bring another centre-back in for sure," Wenger is quoted as saying by the Daily Star following Arsenal's 2-0 pre-season victory against Boreham Wood.

Vermaelen made one appearance for Belgium in the World Cup.

Arsenal's Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen is seen during training for the forthcoming UEFA Champions League round of 16 football match against Bayern Munich at Arsenal's training ground, London Colney, North London, England on February 18, 2013
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