Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: "It's difficult to leave out Thomas Vermaelen"

Arsene Wenger admits that it is "difficult" to leave out defender Thomas Vermaelen, who has been linked with a move away from Arsenal.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that it is "difficult" to leave defender Thomas Vermaelen out of his starting lineup.

The Belgium international has suggested that he could leave the Gunners in January due to his failure to break the partnership of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny this season.

"It's difficult to leave out Vermaelen, but he handles it with dignity," Wenger said in a press conference. "He is a top-class player."

The French boss has confirmed that full-back Bacary Sagna will be out of tomorrow's match against Hull City, with Carl Jenkinson taking his place.

Arsenal's English midfielder Jack Wilshere scores his second goal during the UEFA Champions League group F football match between Arsenal and Olympique de Marseille at the Emirates Stadium on November 26, 2013
Read Next:
Live Commentary: Arsenal 2-0 Marseille - as it happened
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
Championship
La Liga
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Liga MX
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
3Chelsea24155445162950
4Liverpool23138254282647
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal24126645311442
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
8Burnley249781921-234
9Everton2477102639-1328
10Watford2475123344-1126
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
12Bournemouth2467112536-1125
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
18Southampton2349102334-1121
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand