11:40 AM EDT, Tue July 07, 2015
The Short Fuse Jun 8, 2015

Arsenal doesn't get that Vermaelen bonus from Barcelona after all

It was still a really good deal, just not quite as good as it could have been. Remember Thomas Vermaelen? He was a pretty good defender for Arsenal for a while, then an injured defender for Arsenal for a while, then a pretty bad defender for Arsenal for a while. For some reason Barcelona bought him (for £15 million!) from us, and once Calum Chambers and Gabriel were brought in, honestly he was mostly forgotten. Part of that is because he didn't do anything at Barca that was memorable – he was injured all year, only making his debut in the final game of the La Liga season – but for the...

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