Vermaelen pleads with Arsenal boss Wenger not to sell him

Thomas Vermaelen is desperate to stay with Arsenal.

Thomas Vermaelen is desperate to stay with Arsenal.

The Daily Mail says the Gunners will listen to offers for the 27-year-old Belgian at the end of the season, with Barcelona known to be interested.

But Vermaelen is desperate to remain at the Emirates next season and will tell manager Arsene Wenger he wants to stay and fight for his place in the team.

The former Ajax defender is settled in London and sources close to Vermaelen, who has suffered with ankle problems all season, insists he does not want to leave despite his recent omissions.

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