Agent: Vermaelen will join Arsenal

Thomas Vermaelen will soon complete his move to Arsenal, according to the player's agent. The 23-year-old has made more than 80 league appearances for the Dutch giants since joining in 2003 - scoring against Aston Villa in last season's UEFA Cup - and has established himself as one of the most highly-rated stoppers in the Eredivisie. His form has led to rumours linking his name with a possible move to North London during the close season, with the Gunners' faithful keen on manager Arsene Wenger to sign several experienced heads to compliment their vast array of talented youngsters. However, despite reports that a £10 million move has been agreed, Vermaelen - who has made 21 outings for Belgium - had yet to complete his switch to the Emirates Stadium. The transfer is now inevitable, though, according to the defender's agent Sjaak Swart. "It's more a question of when than one of if it will take place," he told NEWS: Vermaelen claims Arsenal move is close NEWS: Vermaelen: I know nothing of Arsenal deal NEWS: Vermaelen quiet on Arsenal interest NEWS: Tony Adams: Vermaelen not good enough for Gunners ARSENAL FANS! Check’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas Q&A Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas One on One Arsene Wenger, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright Boy's A Bit Special Theo Walcott, Armand Traore Perfect XI Ian Wright What Happened Next? Gus Caesar, Peter Marinello And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Arsenal players (and others) on Talentspotter