Vermaelen: More to Arsenal than Van Persie

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen insists they're not a one-man team. Vermaelen is adamant they can score without skipper Robin van Persie.

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen insists they're not a one-man team.

Vermaelen is adamant they can score without skipper Robin van Persie.

"It is a fact that Robin is a world-class player and an amazing striker," said Vermaelen, "but he can't play every game, we have a big squad and we have enough strikers to fit in in his place. I think there are goals in the team, away from Robin. We have enough players who can decide a game like Gervinho, who is very quick. We created enough chances without Robin against Marseille and Andrey can decide a goal, also.

"So we are confident that we can create and make goals without Robin."

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