Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen hopes to make his debut at Wembley with Arsenal as they look to progress further in the FA Cup, arsenal.com
The Belgian international missed last year’s Carling Cup final loss at Wembley with injury and is desperate to get to Wembley with the Gunners to erase those bad memories. Belgium face England in a friendly on June 2nd and Vermaelen is desperate to reach England’s national stadium with both club and country. Vermaelen has suffered from injuries this season, but is back in the side and expected to be in defence for today’s game with Villa.
‘“I want to play at Wembley because I haven’t done that yet. It’s a really nice stadium, I was there at the Carling Cup final last season, so I got a chance to see it even if I didn’t play. The atmosphere was fantastic, so it would be amazing to play there. I’ve never played there either for my country, but Belgium have a game scheduled there in June I think, so hopefully I’ll get to play there this year’, Vermaelen said.
Arsenal have a good record in the FA Cup under Wenger, winning four trophies, and Vermaelen wants to get another FA Cup trophy. The 26 year old will only make his second FA Cup appearance if he plays against Villa, having made his last one in a 2-1 win over West Ham two years ago.
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