Arsenal defender Vermaelen upbeat over injury rehab

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is upbeat over his progress from Achilles injury.

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is upbeat over his progress from Achilles injury.

After losing fellow defender Bacary Sagna for three months to a broken leg sustained in Sunday's crushing north London derby defeat, manager Arsene Wenger has received a Twitter fillip from Vermaelen.

The 25-year-old Tweeted: "Great step forward today. First run outside without any pain or discomfort. Hopefully I can make good progress this week."

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