Wenger confirms Belgian may make an exit.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed on Friday that club captain Thomas Vermaelen could leave the club this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Belgian international had cut a peripheral figure at the Emirates Stadium last season as he found himself relegated to the bench behind Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny.
The 28-year-old has been linked with moves to everywhere from Barcelona to Liverpool and Manchester United, though so far no deals have been put on the table.
And ahead of the club’s Emirates Cup campaign, which kicks off on Saturday afternoon, Wenger confirmed that Vermaelen would be missing from the tournament with a minor injury, but also alluded to the fact that he may very well be on his way this summer.
“Thomas Vermaelen is injured but it’s a possibility that he goes and if he does we will have to replace him,” Wenger said.
Wenger confirmed that new faces could be on the way, though at the moment he could not give any names.
He was also coy when it came to questions on Sami Khedira, and refused to comment on the speculation.
Arsenal’s Emirates Cup challenge will kick off against Benfica at 4:20 on Saturday.