Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen admits his move from Ajax is a dream come true.

He now lines up alongside Robin van Persie, Andrei Arshavin and, above all, Cesc Fabregas.

"Playing and training with so many big stars, the beginning was a bit like a dream," Vermaelen said. "I think Fabregas is brilliant. If you play against him in the little training games - eight against eight - it is almost impossible to win."