Thomas Vermaelen says Arsenal can still win Premier League

Thomas Vermaelen Pre FA Cup Press Conference

Arsenal have disappointed many this season, but the Belgian centre-half still holds out hope the Gunners can achieve success this season.

Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen, has told how he still holds out hope of his former side Arsenal winning the Premier League.

He spoke to Sky Sports while on international duty with Belgium, giving his verdict on the the Gunner's title hopes:

"In England a lot of things can happen. You see some crazy results every weekend. Leicester are doing great and are very consistent so you have to wait for them to drop points and hopefully Arsenal can have a good run."

He went on to say how Arsenal have struggled in recent weeks, but showed his support for his former club:

"It's not easy, the last few weeks have been difficult for Arsenal, but I wish them well, it is a good club and I hope they can still win the league."

The Gunners fans will be hoping their former captain is right, and that their club can mount one final surge towards glory.

Vermaelen moved to Catalan giants Barcelona in August 2014 for a reported fee of £15 million and incredibly he has only played 20 times, with a quarter of those appearances coming from the bench.

He always seemed like a wasted talent during his time in the Premier League, ravaged by injuries, and then ignored by Arsene Wenger during his final season with the club.

He once drew comparisons with Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen with their careers taking similar paths. Both were at Ajax before moving to English shores. The Spurs man is certainly more resilient, however, having racked up 69 more career appearances while being two years Vermaelen's junior.

The Barcelona man has 50 caps for Belgium, and is part of the squad getting ready to face Portugal in a friendly on Tuesday.

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