Arsenal defender Vermaelen: Hazard will do well for Chelsea

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen believes new Chelsea signing Eden Hazard will make an immediate impact in England.

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen believes new Chelsea signing Eden Hazard will make an immediate impact in England.

The 21-year-old all but ended months of speculation over his future earlier this week by revealing he would leave French club Lille for Chelsea.

"I think he is a great player," the Arsenal centre-back said.

"Technically he is one of the best in our team. He will do well for Chelsea and I think he will be nice to watch for the spectators when they come to the stadium.

"I don't know [if I am surprised he chose Chelsea ahead of City] because I was not there behind the scenes.

"He made his mind up and I think he will do well, I am convinced he will.

"I am happy he came to England, I think it is good for the national team as well."

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