Arsenal fans look just a tad worried here in the Football Transfer Tavern as it is claimed by Fantix that the club could well be set to face a bid for their skipper from Manchester United of all clubs.
The shock link has emerged in the last couple of days and as all Arsenal fans know, the club are not adverse to selling their top players to rival clubs. Barcelona are also thought to be eyeing Thomas Vermaelen who has impressed during his time in the Premier League, despite a shaky season just gone.
Given the fact that Arsene Wenger has made United forward Wayne Rooney one of his top targets this summer, the possibility of a player plus cash deal could emerge over the next few weeks if both clubs are really serious about the possibility of buying each player.
Barcelona are casting their eye around for a centre half and have already been linked with Chelsea’s David Luiz and now are considering making a move for Vermaelen who is understood to be open to a move to the Catalan giants.
For the first summer in a while, talk that involves Arsenal has centred around who they might buy, not who they will be selling and that has been a welcome relief for Gunners fans who are certainly not happy by this latest link.