Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen admits considering his options at Emirates. Vermaelen has hinted that he will consider his future if he cannot break into Arsenal's starting XI.

He said: "I'll have to think about that when it's necessary. January is still a few months ahead. Of course, never playing will not be the ideal situation for me to go to the World Cup, that's for sure.

"People ask me if I panic because I'm not playing a lot but I'm not.

"I have spoken to the manager but it will remain private between us. Things can happen in a split second and change my situation. That can happen tomorrow or next weekend.

"In that case, we will speak differently in January. I have to be ready for that."

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