Thomas Vermaelen wants first team football.
Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has revealed he is considering his future after losing his place in the Gunners’ first team.
Vermaelen, 27, has played just ten minutes of Premier League football this season after missing the start of the campaign through injury.
Since his return, the Belgium international has been unable to displace Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny at centre half but is desperate for regular football ahead of next summer’s World Cup.
And the skipper has not ruled out leaving the Emirates Stadium in January.
“I’ll have to think about that when it’s necessary. January is still a few months ahead.
“Of course, never playing will not be the ideal situation for me to go to the World Cup, that’s for sure.
“People ask me if I panic because I’m not playing a lot but I’m not.”
The Belgian revealed he had spoken to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger about his situation and was hopeful he could force his way back into the Frenchman’s plans.
“I have spoken to the manager but it will remain private between us.
“Things can happen in a split second and change my situation. That can happen tomorrow or next weekend.
“In that case, we will speak differently in January. I have to be ready for that.”