The Arsenal captain and Belgium international has certainly not had a good season with the Gunners. Some costly errors and poor performances eventually led to him being dropped by the manager Arsene Wenger. To compound matters, for him personally anyway, his replacement Laurent Koscielny then went on to form a rock solid partnership with Per Mertesacker at the centre of the Gunners defence.
His being dropped does not seem to bother the Spanish champions Barcelona, though, because they have been continually linked with a transfer move for Vermaelen, although the sports betting websites do not really think the odds are very strong for it to happen. Perhaps they have seen photos of his girlfriend Polly Parsons, because the chances of anybody deciding to move away from such a gorgeous girl are pretty slim.