Traffic from Arsenal to Spurs is less likely to create headlines than it may have done in the past but the latest rumour of a player link to White Hart Lane takes a little believing.
Belgian international Thomas Vermaelen arrived at the Emirates back in 2009 and made a positive impact in his first two seasons as a solid centre back who scored more than his fair share of goals at the other end. In recent seasons however, the 27 year old has suffered from injury and loss of form as is some way from being a certain starter on the other side of North London.
Vermaelen arrived from Ajax four years ago in a deal worth around £10m but with the player supposedly surplus to requirements it’s though that he could be let go for around half of that sum.
It’s an easy link to make with Vermaelen potentially linking up with his international colleague Jan Vertonghen and the player could help to strengthen our defence but are Arsenal really that desperate to offload their club captain?