Vermaelen: Arshavin can play as Arsenal striker
"Robin is a very good striker and we'll miss him a lot," Vermaelen told arsenal.com. "But we have other strikers with enough quality to play there."
The Belgian highlighted the qualities that made Arshavin so effective filling in up front.
"He's quick and he scored a good goal today," said the Belgian.
"He's putting the runs in behind the defenders. We play passing football and we can put the ball in behind the defenders."