Vermaele happy to work Arsenal rotations

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.”

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