Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is happy to rotate through the first team.

Since his comeback, Vermaelen has featured with both Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker at the back - and he says hunger for places is healthy for boss Arsène Wenger.

"The boss has a lot of choices at the moment, and all of the centre-backs are fit which helps too," he told the Official Arsenal Matchday Programme.

"There's a lot of competition and that can only be good for the team.

"It's good to be able to rest players when they need it, so I don't think it's a problem if we have to rotate because we train together all the time.

"We know each other's qualities, so it doesn't matter who plays on the day."