Vermaelen: Arsenal move close to completion

Belgian international Thomas Vermaelen says Arsenal have agreed a £10 million fee with Ajax for his services. The 23-year-old central defender, who has spent five years at the Dutch club since moving from Germinal Beerschot in his homeland, told Algemeen Dagblad: "Moving to Arsenal is the right path for me. "It is a great sporting challenge and I will also be financially better off. I think everything is going to be OK." NEWS: Agent: Vermaelen will join Arsenal 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