Vermaelen has hinted that he will consider his future if he cannot break into Arsenalâ€™s starting XI.
He said: "Iâ€™ll have to think about that when itâ€™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, thatâ€™s for sure.
"People ask me if I panic because Iâ€™m not playing a lot but Iâ€™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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