Former Tottenham star Jamie Redknapp is shocked by the form slide of Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen.

The Belgian again struggled in defeat to Manchester City and Redknapp wrote in the Daily Mail: "It's a shame what has happened to Thomas Vermaelen.

"He has been one of my favourite Premier League central defenders. But he is not the same player and I wonder if there is a loss of confidence after his spell at left back, as well as the weight of the Arsenal captaincy as they go through this period of transition. I hope he is back to his best soon."