Thomas Vermaelen is expected to be put up for sale by Arsenal in the summer.

The People says Gunners boss Arsene Wenger's pursuit of Swansea City defender Ashley Williams increases doubts over the future of Vermaelen, who has previously interested Barcelona.

Questions have been raised over whether Vermaelen has suffered from being given the club captaincy this season and it appears significant Wenger is looking at other strong leaders.