Vermaelen ‘Good Chance’ Of Arsenal Return – Wenger


Thomas Vermaelen could make a shock return for Arsenal before the end of the season.

Arsene Wenger gave a clear indication that the Belgium international could return to first team action having begun full training this week.

“We have plenty of players back,” said Wenger ahead of Arsenal’s crunch match against Liverpool on Sunday. “Some are short of competitive edge but Djourou, Song are both back available and even Vermaelen is in full training now.

“There is a chance [that Vermaelen will play again this season]. A good chance.”

Vermaelen has made just three appearances this season and has been plagued by an ankle problem that has kept him on the sidelines since the end of August.

Wenger has a near full squad for the run-in, starting with the visit of Liverpool, although Sagna and Ramsey require late fitness tests.

“We have some doubts still for Sagna, Ramsey and Rosicky but overall there is no big injury any more. Apart from Lukasz Fabianski everybody else is capable to practise again.”